Richard Flanagan in conversation with Jennifer Byrne
Montalto has enjoyed a long history of hosting beautiful events in partnership with the Wheeler Centre. We are excited to continue this collaboration - albeit in a slightly different way for now.
From 7 pm on Tuesday 29th September, the Wheeler Centre, in partnership with Fane Productions, is thrilled to present one of Australia’s finest living writers, Richard Flanagan, in conversation with journalist and television presenter Jennifer Byrne.
Flanagan is perhaps best known for his 2014 Booker Prize-winning novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, about Australian prisoners of war forced to build the Thai-Burma railway track during World War II. That novel was a work of unflinching, sometimes harrowing, realism, and a deeply researched masterclass in historical fiction. In Flanagan's other books, however, he’s often delved into magic realism or blurred notions of fact and fiction, especially in the much-loved 2001 novel, Gould's Book of Fish, and the 2017 fictional mock-memoir, First Person.
Flanagan's new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, again embraces strange and surreal elements. It's about vanishing species and vanishing selves; about a woman who sees herself, and others, disappearing – in part and in full. Join this shape-shifting storyteller as he discusses his highly anticipated new work.
This event will be broadcast from 7 pm AEST, 29 September 2020, and available on-demand until Tuesday 13 October 9 pm AEST. Viewing instructions for the event will be sent to ticket holders within 24 hours of the event.
To further enhance what is sure to be an incredible event, Montalto has partnered with the Wheeler Centre to deliver a selection of wine (included in your ticket price) to enjoy throughout the evening.
There are 2 options to choose from:
Ticket + 1 bottle | $59 (or $54 concession) plus a one-off transaction fee of $4.00 per order.
Includes your ticket and 1 bottle of Montalto wine (your choice of Pennon Hill Chardonnay, Rosé or Pinot Noir), delivered Victoria-wide.
Ticket + 3 bottles | $119 (or $114 concession) plus a one-off transaction fee of $4.00 per order.
Includes your ticket and 3 bottles of wine (one of each varietal), delivered Victoria-wide.
For wine orders to be delivered before the event, book before 9 am AEST, Monday 21 September.