Festival Program

Highlight Event

Sloane Crosley: Look Alive Out There

Sat 7 Sep, 2.30pm
RMIT Storey Hall

New York Times bestselling essayist Sloane Crosley has been described as ‘making profound art out of awkwardness’. Her debut collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, was a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her new work, Look Alive Out There, features everything from warring with her neighbour’s impossibly cool teenage children to mountain climbing in Ecuador. She speaks with Tamara Zimet.


1 hour

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Sloane Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and How Did You Get This Number, as well as Look Alive Out There, and the bestselling novel, The Clasp. She is featured in The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers.

Tam Zimet is director of a new festival of ideas for the Wheeler Centre, taking place in November 2019. She was most recently the associate director at Sydney Writers' Festival. She is part of the 2019 Australia Council Future Leaders program, and is the Sydney correspondent for @subwaybookreview.

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