On Second ThoughtSun 7 May, 3pm
State Library Village Roadshow Theatrette
Diana Reid and Ronnie Scott have both penned sophomore novels confirming their place among the most exciting voices in Australian fiction today.
Reid’s Seeing Other People is the darkly funny story of the fraught bond between two sisters, welcomed as a ‘reprieve from the novels of middle-class malaise that have been so painfully fashionable of late’ (Sydney Morning Herald). Scott’s Shirley charts a woman’s search for meaning in a world of fracturing ambitions, praised by Michelle de Kretser as ‘a very astute, very stylish and very funny novel that establishes [Scott] as a tremendously gifted social portraitist.’ They appear in conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy.
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Elizabeth McCarthy is a radio producer and presenter. Her book reviews can be heard on 3RRR and ABC Radio Melbourne. She was a judge for the 2021 Stella Prize, and was convenor of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award f...
Diana Reid is a Sydney-based writer. Her debut novel, Love & Virtue, was an Australian bestseller and winner of the ABIA Book of the Year Award, the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award, the ABA Book...
Ronnie Scott is the author of two novels: Shirley, which was published this year, and The Adversary, which was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the Australian Literature Society Gold Meda...