Gravity Well is the long-awaited second novel from award-winning writer Melanie Joosten. Lotte is an astronomer who spends her nights peering into deep space rather than looking too closely at herself. If families are like solar systems — bodies that orbit in time with one another, sometimes close and sometimes far away — what is the force that drives them? And what are the consequences when the weight of one planet tugs others off course? Join Melanie Joosten for a conversation about the family we are born to, and the family we choose.
Melanie Joosten (Australian)
Melanie Joosten's most recent novel is Gravity Well. She is also the author of the non-fiction collection A Long Time Coming: Essays on Old Age and the novel Berlin Syndrome. Melanie was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist in 2012 and received the Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers. Berlin Syndrome was recently released as a film directed by Cate Shortland.