Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Salon: Enquire Within at MWF

Today I spent the day at the Melbourne Writer's Festival. It was a great day, getting to hear lots of fabulous authors speaking.

The sessions I attended included The Morning Read which featured Carrie Tiffany, Uzodinma Iweala, Sefi Atta, Honey Brown, A Fine Romance with Stephanie Laurens, Rachel Treasure and Su Dharmapala. John Boyne in conversation and then a Twelfth Planet Press event in the evening!

I have read both Carrie Tiffany and Uzodinma Iweala before, but walked out thinking I really need to read them again. Honey Brown and Sefi Atta are both new to me, and I do think I will read them eventually, particularly Sefi Atta as I do find Nigerian writers very interesting to read.

While I do have some notes to write up for the other session, I am not going to be doing that tonight. Instead I am watching the second part of Howzat! which is a mini series about the early days of World Series Cricket. Then it will be bed and time for work on Monday again.

In the mean time here are my current and next reads.

Currently Reading

The Angel by Tiffany Reisz, The Mirrored World by Debra Dean and Faithful Place by Tana French

Next Reading

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan, History of Love by Nicole Krauss or The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh


  1. What a fun thing to do! I actually (briefly) toyed with idea of going to Edinburgh for the big book festival there, if only to drool on Patrick Ness' shoes. Of course, the budget didn't allow for it, but how great to have a writers fest right there in your town. Hope you had a great time!!

  2. It would be cool to get to Edinburgh one day! We are very lucky because Melbourne is a UNESCO City of Literature so there is often a lot of bookish goodness going on!

  3. ALL of those author names sound great to me, and I don't even know what they write :-)

    And what a beautiful graphic for the event!

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  5. We don't have many bookish events in our city, and that's why I would love to live where you are. So far, we only have one, and I am hoping that as the years increase, so do our events. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  6. Sounds like a great event Marg, I hope to go to the SWF next year

  7. I love book events. Isn't it fun when you get to hear a writer whose books you've read? I always feel like I get a bit of "inside" information :)

    Hope you are enjoying the Tana French book.

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