Festival Program

City Program

Scandalous Fictions

Sat 11 Sep, 12pm
State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Jacqueline Maley (appearing live via video) and Filip Vukašin share insight into their striking debut novels, each centred around a narrator whose life is upended by scandal, in conversation with Toni Jordan. A Walkley Award–winning journalist, Maley sheds light on The Truth About Her, the story of a single mother and reporter whose career unravels in the wake of her exposé of a fraudulent wellness guru that ends in tragedy and a workplace affair. A doctor by day, Vukašin talks about Modern Marriage, his portrayal of a cosmetic physician whose life is shattered when her husband is found dead, raising questions about prejudice, sexuality and the gap between perception and truth.


1 hour



Event artists

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels, including the international best-seller Addition and Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards. Toni holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Creative Arts. Her most recent novel is the 2018 literary mystery The Fragments.

Jacqueline Maley is an award-winning journalist and columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The Truth About Her is her first novel.

Filip Vukašin is a Melbourne doctor who works in a range of positions in sexual health, cosmetic medicine and general practice. He enjoys reading, swimming and listening to Lana Del Ray. Modern Marriage is his first novel.

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