Melbourne launch – The Light Ascending

Join editor Ashley Hay to launch the ultimate compendium of summer reading with Novella Project VII winners Julienne van Loon and Keren Heenan at Hill of Content Bookshop in Melbourne.

The Light Ascending, published 5 November, tells tales of escapes: escapes from who we are, where we’re from and what we know. The stories in this collection traverse continents, cultures and generations: a Javanese artist’s model fights to survive in nineteenth-century Paris; a woman reckons with her past from deep within a coma; a trio of performers try to carve a place for themselves in an insular town; a family faces a tragedy that threatens to tear them apart.

The Light Ascending features the 2019 winners of The Novella Project VII: Julienne van Loon, Mirandi Riwoe, Keren Heenan and Allanah Hunt. The winners of Griffith Review’s seventh annual novella competition, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, were chosen by expert judges Maxine Beneba Clarke, Aviva Tuffield and Holden Sheppard.

This edition also includes new work by Holly Ringland and 2019 Griffith Review Fellow Krissy Kneen.

When: 6 pm, Friday 8 November 2019
Where: Hill of Content, 86 Bourke Street. Melbourne
Tickets: Free – register online

Note: This event takes place on the first floor of the bookstore, up a flight of stairs.