on April 09, 2019 See + Do

Clunes' annual celebration of books

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CLUNES will be transformed into Australia's largest book store next month for the annual Clunes Booktown Festival.

The town's historic main street will boast the nation's biggest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectible books on May 4 and 5.

Festival-goers will also be able to listen to renowned authors and guest speakers, go inside heritage buildings, sample local food and wine, soak up the live music, watch street performers, and visit exhibitions.

Clunes Booktown

With Australians unable to get enough of true crime stories, festival organisers have taken the hot topics from what is trending on social media and podcastto create curated discussions.

Authors appearing at the 2019 Clunes Booktown Festival include:

  • Robbie Arnott (Flames) 
  • Sarah Bailey (Into the Night)
  • Tony Birch (Common People)
  • Danielle Binks (Begin, End, Begin: LoveOzYA)
  • Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar (Milkwood)
  • Anne Buist (Two Steps Forward)
  • Jane Caro (Accidental Feminists)
  • Nathan Curnow (The Right Wrong Notes)
  • Sarah Epstein (Small Spaces)
  • Moreno Giovannoni (The Fireflies in Autumn)
  • Andrea Goldsmith (Invented Lives)
  • Nicole Hayes (A Shadow’s Breath)
  • Jack Henseleit (The Mermaid Wreck)
  • Kon Karapanagiotidis (The Power of Hope)
  • Stuart Kells (The Library)
  • Peter Mares (No Place Like Home)
  • Michael McGirr (Books That Saved My Life)
  • George Megalogenis (The Football Solution)
  • Josh Pomare (Call Me Evie)
  • Alice Pung (Close to Home)
  • Georgina Reid (The Planthunter)
  • Jock Serong (Preservation)
  • Alicia Sometimes (A Footy Girl’s Guide)
  • Gabrielle Wang (Ting Ting the Ghosthunter)
  • Peter Rose (The Subject of Feeling)
  • Paddy O’Reilly (Peripheral Vision)