Readings Recommends: 50 Years of Australian BooksellingSun 8 Sep, 10am
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room
The simple gesture of putting a book in someone’s hands can change a life, and no one knows better than Readings managing director Mark Rubbo and veteran publisher Hilary McPhee. They discuss the joys of connecting readers with writers – and vice versa.
This session is free, no bookings are required.
Hilary McPhee is a writer and editor. She founded McPhee Gribble Publishers with Diana Gribble in 1975, was Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts 1994–97, and inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Melbourne University until 2004. Her books include Other People’s Words, Wordlines and Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The Diaries of Tim Burstall.
Mark Rubbo OAM is managing director of Readings. He is a past president of the Australian Booksellers Association and was founding chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival. In 2006 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia 'for service to the community through fostering an awareness of Australian literature as a bookseller, literary critic, and promoter and supporter of Australian writers.'