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 2019

11 August
Michael Robotham & Emma Viskic
in conversation with Hannie Rayson

Join us for an intimate literary lunch and hear these stimulating Australian writers speak about their new books.
Gourmet lunch and a signed copy of one author’s book included in the ticket price of $95.
Other books by our authors, as well as wine and drinks, will be available for purchase.

Aireys Pub Bistro and Brewery Room
45 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

Tickets available at Great Escape Books, ph: 5289 7052 or e:

Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham

Good Girl, Bad Girl is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today.

As a journalist, Michael Robotham worked with clinical and forensic psychologists and police investigating complex, psychologically driven crimes. As a novelist, Michael's debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and introduced clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his battle with debilitating disease. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with Life or Death, one of four standalone thrillers. He lives in Sydney.



 Good Girl Bad Girl

Good Girl, Bad Girl, 2019

Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic

And Fire Came Down, the thrilling second novel in the award-winning Caleb Zelic series, won Best Novel at the 2018 Davitt Awards. Deaf since childhood, Caleb Zelic meets life head-on. Now, he's struggling with nightmares, the death of his best mate and the loss of his wife, Kat. Then a young woman is killed, after pleading for help in sign language. Caleb is determined to investigate.

As a clarinettist, Emma Viskic has performed with Jose Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. As a novelist, her debut novel won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of 2015. Emma learned Auslan to write Caleb Zelic. She lives in Melbourne.

And Fire Came Down

And Fire Came Down, 2018

Hannie Rayson

Playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist, Hannie’s play was the first to be nominated for the Miles Franklin. She has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award.


Surf Coast Shire 

Lighthouse Literary Fest acknowledges the generous support of the Surf Coast Shire.

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