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Shelf Care

Fri 9 Sep, 12pm

As readers, we all have that one book that has shaped us. It’s the well-thumbed favourite that is never too far from our bedside table, the life raft in a troubling time or the story that completely changed the course of our life. In this uplifting panel, some of our most voracious lovers of words share the books they hold closest to their hearts. Yangkaal poet and artist Maya Hodge, acclaimed poet Sarah Holland-Batt (The Jaguar), bestselling author Chloe Hooper (Bedtime Story), lauded English author Sarah Moss (The Fell) and Fulbright scholar and leading refugee advocate Abbas Nazari (After the Tampa) are joined in conversation by Kate Evans (The Bookshelf).

Proudly supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne


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