In this rare People of Letters show, writers, performers and well-known Australians are paired off and invited to write ‘a letter to my other half’. The stage will be awash with warmth and curious tales of affection, bringing together the heady combination of sentiment and sauvignon blanc that audiences have grown to know and love. Featuring Lee Lin Chin and Chris Leben, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, Jodi Phillis and Trish Young, Melanie Joosten and Rajith Savanadasa, and Melina Marchetta and Pia Miranda. With Angie Hart.
Mark Colvin and Tommy Murphy will no longer be appearing at this event.
Melina Marchetta (Australian)
Melina Marchetta is the bestselling author of nine novels (including the classic Looking for Alibrandi) which have been published in more than twenty countries. Her work has won multiple awards, and she has also written award-winning screenplays and televisions scripts. Her new novel is The Place on Dalhousie. She lives in Sydney.
Graeme Simsion (Australian)
At the age of fifty, Graeme Simsion enrolled in a course in screenwriting at RMIT. It took him five years to work out that most movies were adaptations of bestselling novels. So he reverse-adapted his screenplay as a novel. The Rosie Project was ABIA book of the year in 2014. He followed with three more international bestsellers: The Rosie Effect, The Best of Adam Sharp and Two Steps Forward (with Anne Buist). His latest book is The Rosie Result.