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

28 April
Maryrose Cuskelly and Chris Hammer
in conversation with Michael Cathcart

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.

Little Feast, upstairs function room
85 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

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

Maryrose Cuskelly

Maryrose Cuskelly

The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 – contemporary Australian true crime at its best, a true story told with the excitement and vividness of fiction. A freelance writer and editor, Maryrose has won the Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing (Non-fiction) for her essay ‘Well Before Dark’, and the Iremonger Award. She is the author of two other books, and her essays and articles have been published in a range of magazines, journals, and newspapers.



 Wedderburn, 2018

The Whole Bright Year, 2018

Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia. Chris is the author of two successful non-fiction books, one of which was shortlisted for the 2010 Walkley Book Award and won the ACT Book of the Year in 2011. Chris has worked as journalist for more than thirty years, covering federal politics and international affairs. He was Senior Writer for The Age, Chief Political Correspondent for The Bulletin and Online Political Editor for Fairfax. As a roving international correspondent for SBS TV's Dateline program, he reported from more than thirty countries across six continents.



Scrublands, 2019

Michael Cathcart

Historian, author and ABC presenter of documentaries and programs such as Books and Arts and The Hub on Stage for Radio National, and Rewind and Rogue Nation for ABC TV, Michael has written and edited several excellent histories such as The Water Dreamers, and Starvation in a Land of Plenty: Wills’ Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Expedition.


Surf Coast Shire 

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

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