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)

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Marieke Hardy is a curator, screenwriter, artist, author and immersive theatre maker.  She has penned regular columns for The Age, The Drum, and Frankie magazine, and written for many television shows. Her award-winning black comedy series, Laid, premiered on the ABC in 2010. She is co-curator of international literary salon Women of Letters and a regular panelist on the ABC's Book Club.  A collection of her essays was released  in 2011 and she makes secret anonymous live art.

Jennifer Byrne (Australian)

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Jennifer Byrne has been presenting The Book Club on ABC TV for ten years, during which she has also has interviewed many of the world’s pre-eminent writers for special broadcasts, including the only Australian interview with JK Rowling in 2012 (which coincided with the launch of her first adult book). Jennifer has also worked as a TV journalist on ABC and has written feature stories for many of Australia’s leading newspapers.

Jason Steger (Australian)

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Jason Steger is Fairfax's literary editor and a regular panellist on ABC TV's The Book Club