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Michelle de Kretser: Scary Monsters

Sat 10 Sep, 2pm

Two-time Miles Franklin winner Michelle de Kretser‘s seventh novel Scary Monsters is a dual novel that connects experiences of exile, migration and belonging past and present. De Kretser shares insights into her affecting, profound and darkly funny exploration into racism, misogyny and ageism. With Kate Mildenhall.

In partnership with Whitehorse Manningham Libraries


1 hour



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