Lighthouse Literary Fest

Illuminating books and ideas at beautiful
Aireys Inlet on Victoria’s Surf Coast


Lighthouse Literary Fest presents

The Sunday Literary Lunch
series for 2017

15 October  
Jock Serong and Peter Mares
in conversation with Hannie Rayson

Join us for our final literary lunch – Dark Politics – with author and lawyer Jock Serong and author and ABC Broadcaster Peter Mares in conversation with the sparkling Hannie Rayson.
Gourmet lunch and a copy of one author’s book included in your ticket price of $95.
Other books by our authors, as well as wine and drinks, will be available for purchase.

Little Feast, upstairs function room
85 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet
Tickets available now through TRYBOOKING,

Numbers strictly limited to 50 patrons

Upcoming sessions to be announced. For further information visit

Jock Serong

Jock Serong

Jock Serong's debut novel Quota won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. In 2016, The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. On the Java Ridge is his third novel.

Jock teaches law and writes feature articles in the surfing media and for publications such as The Guardian and Slow Living. He lives with his wife and four children in Port Fairy.

On the Java Ridge, 2017

Peter Mares

Peter Mares

For twenty-five years, Peter Mares was an ABC radio presenter and foreign correspondent in Hanoi. The author of the award-winning Borderline: Australia's Response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Wake of the Tampa, Peter has written about migration for many media, including The Age, Australian Financial Review and Griffith Review. He is a contributing editor with the online magazine Inside Story and a senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent not-for-profit ethics organisation dedicated to cultivating wisdom in leadership.

Peter lives in Melbourne with his wife and son.

Not Quite Australian, 2016

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