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Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Jonathan Franzen

The inimitable Jonathan Franzen returns to Melbourne for this live in-conversation event, with host Astrid Edwards.

The author of six acclaimed novels including The Corrections, Freedom and Purity, his latest release Crossroads was selected as the Guardian UK Best Fiction Book of 2021 and an Independent Book of the Year, and proves him, once again, to be a master of the modern family saga.

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre, this event will take place at The Capitol, alongside Astrid Edwards, host of The Garret: Writers on Writing podcast, for a conversation about Crossroads, his writing life and the state of the modern novel. Astrid also teaches in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University.