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The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Thursday, September 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Catharine Lumby in conversation with Fiona Giles

A decade before his death in 2022, Frank Moorhouse asked renowned journalist, writer and academic Catharine Lumby to be his biographer. This was an inspired choice, influenced by their decades of friendship and by Lumby’s close engagement with, and appreciation for, Moorhouse’s writing. She ‘got’ him and his work, he said, in a way few others did.

Frank Moorhouse: A Life is the book that Lumby was entrusted to write. It is the definitive biography of one of Australia’s best-known men of letters.

Join Lumby on Thursday 7 September at The Royal Oak as she talks about the work and the man behind it with writer and editor Fiona Giles.

Copies of Frank Moorhouse will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with Lumby signing copies after the discussion.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by ordering a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain’s oldest and most loved pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.

If you miss out on a ticket, you can still watch the event as it is livestreamed from the Roaring Stories Facebook page (accessible on the Home page and from the Live tab). A recording will also be available to view later as an upload on the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.