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Literary Melbourne: a celebration of writing & ideas

Edited by Stephen Grimwade
Hardie Grant Books in association with the State Library of Victoria
Hardback 272pp Illustrated ISBN 9781740667890

Drawing on Melbourne's rich literary heritage, this engaging anthology incorporates more than 60 extracts from books from a diverse range of genres, including crime fiction, migrant histories, children's stories, poetry and theatre, as well as Indigenous storytelling, contemporary non-fiction, and nineteenth- and early twentieth-century fiction.

Complemented by insightful and informative commentary, as well as full-colour illustrations from the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection, this book gives an overview of significant literary periods, people and places.

Stephen Grimwade is the associate director of the Melbourne Writers' Festival and co-host of 3RRR's radio show Aural text. He curated The independent type exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, and has been program manager at the Victorian Writers' Centre, director of the Emerging Writers' Festival and editor of Going down swinging.

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