TALKS BY WOMEN WRITERS
in conversation with Suzanne Leal
Love Objects, the new book by acclaimed author Emily Maguire is a stunning novel of great compassion and insight, about love and family, class, mental illness, rape culture, betrayal and forgiveness, and the things we do to fill our empty spaces.
When her beloved aunt doesn’t turn up to a regular lunch date, Lena goes to her house to find Nic unconscious under an avalanche of stuff. While Nic recovers in hospital, Lena, who has her own difficulties to navigate, cleans out the house, unaware of the impact this will have on Nic when she returns to a home which she doesn’t recognise as hers.
'Bold, furious, unapologetic and deeply insightful.'
Sofie Laguna, author of Infinite Splendours
'A stunning, immersive novel that will change the conversation about class and about what possessions mean. It's important and funny and sad and beautiful and I absolutely adored it.'
Kathryn Heyman, author of Storm and Grace and Fury
'One of the most big-hearted novels I've ever read. Each person fully formed, each scene and new catastrophe rooted in truth.'
Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull
EMILY MAGUIRE is the author of six novels and three non-fiction books including An Isolated Incident shortlisted for the Stella Prize, ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Miles Franklin Award. She has also written three non-fiction books as well as articles and essays on sex, feminism, culture and literature which have been published widely including in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Observer and The Age. Emily works as a teacher and as a mentor to young and emerging writers and was the 2018/2019 Writer-in-Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. https://www.emilymaguire.com.au/
Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time: 6pm AEDT for 6.30pm start.
Interview finishes at 7.30 pm and the evening concludes at 8.00pm
Location: The Women's Club, Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street; and by Zoom. To set up zoom download from zoom.us/download.
In-person (includes wine and canapés)
For Club members $25
For Guests $30
For Club members $10
For Guests $15
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We gratefully acknowledge our 2021 sponsor, Women on Boards.
We gratefully thank our bookseller partner, Better Read than Dead.