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Jacqui Maley in conversation


Please note: This is an online event.

We are delighted to host an evening with Jacqueline Maley to discuss her novel, The Truth About Her.

From Walkley Award-winning journalist Jacqueline Maley comes a deeply engaging and moving exploration of guilt, shame, female anger and mothering – with all its trouble and treasure. The Truth About Her is a story about the nature of stories – who owns them, who is allowed to tell them, and why we need them. An entirely striking, stylish and contemporary novel from an impressive new Australian writer that fans of Ann Patchett and Anne Tyler will love.

‘I loved The Truth About Her. It’s an intelligent, compelling, nuanced tale of guilt, culpability, pride, shame and atonement. But most of all, it’s a love letter to daughters, from the mothers who raise them… Maley has done more than “just” write a gripping, thought provoking novel. She has given luminous voice to the fierce, protective love of the single parent in a way I cannot recollect encountering anywhere else. A superb and original love story. An astoundingly good debut.’ – Annabel Crabb

‘A stunning novel, sharply observed, beautifully written, enthralling.’ – Julia Baird

‘Read the first sentence of Jacqueline Maley’s debut novel, and you will be in it until the end. Electrifying, deeply unsettling and so, so satisfying. And, if you’ve ever tried to manage the sharp end of a career with the blunt demands of parenthood, fiercely recognisable.’ – Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

Jacqueline Maley is an award-winning journalist and columnist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2020 she won, along with her colleague Kate McClymont, a prestigious Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the NSW Civil Liberties Council Media Award. In 2017 Maley won the Peter Ruehl Award for Outstanding Columnist at the Kennedy Awards. The Truth About Her is her first novel.

This event is online and ticket entry is $5 per person, which is redeemable off purchase of the book when purchasing in store or online from the Readings website. Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they book their ticket. This code will be valid until 24 hours after the event has ended. when purchasing in store, simply mention the discount code or show your digital counter to receive the discount.

Please book here.

How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings

This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

To book for this event, you must provide your email address.

To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed a unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.

All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.

You do not need to have a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.

The Truth About Her

The Truth About Her

Jacqueline Maley

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