Festival Program

City Program

Jennifer Down: Bodies of Light

Sun 5 Sep, 2pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

A two-time Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year, Jennifer Down provides an early look at her forthcoming novel Bodies of Light. Sublimely wrought in devastating detail, the story unfolds when a viral photo and unexpected Facebook message jolt its protagonist back to a traumatic past she’s reluctant to revisit. Hear from Down as she speaks with Carrie Tiffany about her much-anticipated masterwork of tragedy and heartbreak that examines what happens when buried stories are dragged into the light.


1 hour



Event artists

Jennifer Down is the author of acclaimed debut Our Magic Hour and short story collection Pulse Points, which received the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. She has twice been named Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year. Bodies of Light is her third book.

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia and now lives in Melbourne. She is the author of three acclaimed novels: Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, Mateship with Birds and Exploded View.

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