Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith is a well-known Australian novelist. Her novels include The Prosperous Thief, (short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin award), and The Memory Trap, awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Her eighth novel, Invented Lives (2019), is a story of identity and exile. Invented Lives was published to great acclaim and has recently been released in the USA.



The Two of Us: Andrea Goldsmith and Dennis Altman

Andrea and Dennis are close friends. They meet regularly over coffee or a meal to discuss books, ideas and the state of the world. And to gossip. In this session we have the opportunity to eavesdrop on their conversation. To be introduced by Henry Rosenbloom.

May 4, 2020

Taking Flight

Orly Castel-Bloom (Israel), Andrea Goldsmith and Avi Duckor-Jones (NZ) have all written superb books. Traversing Egypt, Israel, Spain, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, here are exiles of state, of community, of self. But within these tales – some fictional, some true – there also reside forms of flight that are liberating and transformative. Witness flights…

May 4, 2020

Under The Unlikely Influence

Think you know who has influenced some of our most celebrated writers? Think again! Join Lee Kofman and multi-award-winning authors Arnold Zable, Andrea Goldsmith and Bram Presser as they reveal the lesser-known writers who have inspired them and helped shape the way they think and write. You might just discover your next favourite author.

May 3, 2020

Fake It Till You Make It: Closing Night

Fake news, fake selves, fake living, authenticity, imposter syndrome. As a society we are obsessed with what is real and what is artifice. Stories have the ability to be an antidote, transcending these categories, but they might also lead us further into a fog of illusions. Fabulous playwright Elise Hearst will steer us through this…

May 7, 2020