THE SUNDAY LITERARY LUNCH SERIES
LIGHTHOUSE LITERARY FEST and GREAT ESCAPE BOOKS
We are so excited to be presenting this wonderful intimate literary lunch at
Little Feast restaurant with two of our absolute favourite shining new stars in the Australian literary scene, Mark Brandi and Ben Hobson.
Each will speak about his new novel, Wimmera and To Become a Whale ,with acclaimed playwright and author Hannie Rayson.
A three -course gourmet lunch and a copy of one author’s novel is included in your ticket price.
Time: 12.00pm Date: Sunday 3 June
Venue: Little Feast, upstairs function room, 85 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet
Tickets: $95.00 p.p.
Available only at Great Escape Books. Ph: 5289 7052 or drop by the bookshop.
Mark Brandi is a Melbourne-based writer. His work has featured in The Guardian, Meanjin Quarterly, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, The Big Issue and overseas with The New Guard Literary Review (US), London Journal of Fiction (UK), Carve Magazine (US) and more.
Mark’s debut novel Wimmera had a meteoric rise when in 2016 it won the Debut Dagger (UK) , one of the most prestigious crime prizes in the world.
Wimmera has just won the 2018 Indie Award for Debut Fiction with the Miles Franklin Award, the Indie Awards is considered one of the most important awards in the Australian literary scene.
It is voted on by independent booksellers across Australia and is a reflection of what we think are the most outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction in Australian literature for that year.
Mark is currently shortlisted for Australian Book Industry Awards 2018
Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year.
Meet Ben Hobson..
Ben Hobson lives in Brisbane and is entirely keen on his wife, Lena, and their two small boys, Charlie and Henry.
He currently teaches English and Music at Bribie Island State High School.
In 2014 his novella, If the Saddle Breaks My Spine, was shortlisted for the Viva La Novella prize, run by Seizureonline. To Become a Whale is his first novel.
Meet Hannie Rayson…
Hannie Rayson, is one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights. She is the multi-award winning author of fifteen plays, including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance, Two Brothers and Life After George. Her plays have been produced internationally and throughout Australia.
Hannie’s latest play Extinction (which opened in Geelong at GPAC last year) is on the VCE English list for 2018.
She is the only author ever to have been nominated for The Miles Franklin Award for a play.
Hannie writes columns for The Age and works happily in both theatre and literary worlds.
She adapted her best-selling memoir Hello, Beautiful! to a stage play and is currently on tour performing her one-woman show to theatres across Victoria and Tasmania.
She is well-known to book-lovers in Aireys as the Director of the Lighthouse Literary Festival and for interviewing authors about their work.