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)

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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.