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Spirit of Progress
Code: 55  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction
Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Steven Carroll
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With his eighth novel, Spirit of Progress, Miles Franklin Award-winner Steven Carroll creates a fictional world in post-war Melbourne that delves into the intersecting lives of artists, journalists and journeymen while the brand-new intercity train, the Spirit of Progress, roars through their lives. He talks to Jason Steger.

Steven Carroll (Australian)

Steven Carroll is the author of eight novels including The Time We Have Taken, which won both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ (Regional) Prize. His other books include The Art of the Engine Driver and The Gift of Speed, both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award; The Lost Life, shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and for the ALS Gold Medal; and most recently, Spirit of Progress. Steven lives in Melbourne.

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Jason Steger (Australian)

Jason Steger is the literary editor of The Age and a regular panellist on ABC TV’s First Tuesday Book Club.

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