The Next Big Thing is the evolution of that event. We’ve broadened our horizons to present to you not only first time authors, but also those dedicated scribes with several books to their name. These are the names we believe should be on everyone’s lips, the authors we love, but who may have slipped under your radar. Join us to discover them before everyone else does!
If you plan on making a night out of it, the MOAT offers a pre-event package from 5pm to 6pm: $20 for a meal and a glass of wine. Bookings essential; call (03) 9094 7820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Jervis-Read is a fiction writer from Melbourne. Her debut novella, Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall, won the inaugural Viva La Novella competition and was published by Seizure in 2013.
Joey started writing stories around the same time she stopped playing with her beanie kids. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and History from the University of Melbourne, and is about to begin a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing.
Briohny Doyle is a researcher of the apocalypse, a regular columnist for The Lifted Brow, a contributor to Going Down Swinging, Meanjin and Overland and an occasional performer.
Anna Cowan has been writing since she was eight years old. She lives in Melbourne with her Scottish husband and their daughter. She is the author of Untamed. Her love affair with romance shows no signs of ending. (rodneyvc)