Booker-shortlisted author Steve Toltz discusses his highly anticipated new novel, Here Goes Nothing, with acclaimed author Sarah Krasnostein. As wildly inventive and savagely funny as his first two books, Quicksand and A Fraction of the Whole, Here Goes Nothing is a razor-sharp take on love, mortality and the afterlife. He shares common ground with Sarah, whose book, The Believer, explores the universal need to make sense of life, death and all that lies between. Steve Toltz will appear live via video.

Supported by ARA.

This event is open captioned.

Steve Toltz (Australian)

Steve Toltz

Steve Toltz is an Australian novelist. A Fraction of the Whole, his first novel, was published in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. His equally acclaimed second novel Quicksand was published by Hamish Hamilton in 2015 and won the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour. Shortly after its publication Steve relocated to Los Angeles to work as a screenwriter. He has writing credits on major Hollywood productions such as No Activity and Guilty Party. Steve is one of Australia's finest comic writing exports.

Sarah Krasnostein (Australian)

Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein is a multi-award-winning writer and researcher. She is the author of The Trauma CleanerThe Believer and, most recently, Quarterly Essay 85, Not Waving, Drowning: On Mental Illness and Vulnerability. Her work has appeared in publications and journals in Australia, America and the UK. She has a doctorate in criminal law.