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Morris Gleitzman in Conversation

Sun 5 Sep, 12pm
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Literary legend Morris Gleitzman shares insight into the final book of his highly acclaimed and award–winning Once series, Always. The much-anticipated climax of a 15-year publishing event, it concludes the unforgettable journey of the brave young hero Felix during World War II and the lifetime that follows. A former Australian Children’s Laureate, Gleitzman talks with Adele Walsh about the final chapter of a story that touches on hope, tolerance, human rights, friendship and the power of storytelling. Ages 10+


1 hour


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Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was 16. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 41 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

Adele Walsh has devoted over a decade to being an advocate for youth literature. She is the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Youth Literature, crafting learning and literacy programs for teens. She is the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at La Trobe University Library and co-hosts the What Would Danbury Do? podcast.

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