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Sophie Cunningham in conversation with Rebecca Giggs

Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Sophie Cunningham’s City of Trees is a powerful collection of nature, travel and memoir writing set in the context of global climate change. It meanders through, circles around and sometimes faces head on the most pressing issues of the day. It never loses sight of the trees. Cunningham will be in conversation with Author Rebecca Giggs to discuss writing about ecology, environmental imagination, animals, landscape, politics and memory.

Sophie Cunningham is the author of four books, Geography, Bird, Melbourne, and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy. She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of The Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab.

Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Science Writing, Granta, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Griffith Review. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people connect with animals in a time of technological and ecological change. Her book Fathoms: The World in the Whale is forthcoming from Scribe.

This event is free, but please book here.


Celebrating 50 years of Readings

Readings is celebrating our 50 year history in 2019. To honour the stories that have emerged from the books on our shelves, we are hosting 50 special events that illustrate passion, artistry and Australian literature. We hope you will join us.

This is our 14th event of the series.

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City of Trees

City of Trees

Sophie Cunningham

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