In this new series of events, join some of your most beloved writers as they interview the author of their favourite Australian debut from the last year. They may be your favourite writers, but they’re also some of our country’s most insightful and incisive readers – and these sessions reveal what they think makes a story extraordinary. Providing keen insights into the books they’re most excited about and the writers they’re tipping as new talents to watch, enjoy this special series of conversations between the authors you already love and the new writers they love.

“In Andrew Pippos’ Lucky’s, the grand story of the Greek diaspora is rendered beautifully intimate. Pippos writes lively, evocative prose while handling structure and characterisation with flair.”
– Michelle de Kretser, The Life to Come

Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser speaks with Andrew Pippos about his debut novel Lucky’s – an unforgettable family epic.

Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Andrew Pippos (Australian)

Andrew Pippos

Andrew Pippos has lived in Seoul, Canberra, London and Sydney. Lucky’s is his first novel. He is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Technology Sydney. Andrew's essays and short stories have appeared in Meanjin, Catapult, Tin House and the Sydney Review of Books. Pippos’ next book – a work of narrative non-fiction – will be published by Picador.

Michelle de Kretser (Australian)

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser is a writer who lives in Sydney. Her fiction has won several awards, including the Miles Franklin. Her most recent work is a long-form essay, On Shirley Hazzard. Her new novel, Scary Monsters, will be published in October, 2021.