Join Jennifer Byrne and regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger for a special edition of ABC TV’s The Book Club featuring exciting Festival guests.  

Presented by ABC TV.

This is a free event, however bookings are essential. Limit two per person.

Marieke Hardy (Australian)

Marieke Hardy

Marieke Hardy is a curator, screenwriter, artist and producer. She has penned columns for The Age, The Drum and Frankie magazine, and written for many television shows, including Laid, Barons, The Family Law and Seven Types of Ambiguity. She was co-curator of international literary salon Women of Letters and a regular panelist on the ABC's Book Club for 11 years. She is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fellowship and currently co-curates monthly spoken word event Better Off Said.

Jennifer Byrne (Australian)

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television. Having done her cadetship at The Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday program and spent some 12 years travelling the world for 60 Minutes and as an anchor for Foreign Correspondent. She was publishing director of Reed Books, morning presenter on ABC radio, won national awards as interviewer and columnist for The Bulletin and, in May 2006, returned to TV to create the country’s first televised book club, which ran on the ABC for 11 years until 2019.

Jason Steger (Australian)

Jason Steger

Jason Steger is books editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former panellist of ABC TV's The Book Show.