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Jennifer Egan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Jennifer Egan (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Tuesday May 8, 2018 - 7:30 PM


Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street


Please book: contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or EMAIL:


LLinda D'Ornay & Sarah Howell

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Jennifer Egan is one of America’s most acclaimed and least predictable novelists.

Egan’s most famous book – the virtuosic, Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad – took the form of 13 interlocking stories set in the dying days of the music industry, with one chapter presented in the form of a powerpoint presentation. Her latest novel, Manhattan Beach, is a work of historical fiction set in the Brooklyn Naval Yard in World War II.

An engrossing story replete with lush imagery and crackling wit, Manhattan Beach showcases the narrative energy and expansive style that have made Egan a leading American novelist of her generation. It is also the result of painstaking research. Egan spent eight years learning about American wartime naval history and interviewing veteran divers – even going so far as to try on a 90-kilogram World War II diving suit herself.

At the Athenaeum Theatre in May, plunge into a discussion of history, hope and American upheaval with this exceptional author.

Hill of Content will be our bookseller at this event.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.