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Melbourne Rare Book Week – Charlotte Jay

July 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Knife is Feminine: Discovering Charlotte Jay
Hosted by Melbourne Library Service

The inaugural winner of the  Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe award in 1953 was an Australian woman, Charlotte Jay, for Beat Not The Bones , a mystery set in Papua New Guinea. In 2019 who has heard of Charlotte Jay in this her centenary year? Discover an author who wrote crime and mystery books set in locations around the world. Celebrate her life and works of this forgotten Australian author, and find out why The Knife is Feminine.

Sisters in Crime, Carmel Shute and Katherine Kovacic, will be in conversation with Emeritus Professor Chris Browne, Program Director of Melbourne Rare Book Week. Actor Abbe Holmes will read from Jay’s work. 
Carmel Shute interviewed Jay in 1992. Read the interview here.
Wednesday 10 July 6:30pm –7:30pm
Library at the Dock, 2nd floor, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
Free but bookings necessary: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-knife-is-feminine-discovering-charlotte-jay-tickets-61862356975
Full program: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/community/libraries/whats-on/rare-book-week/Pages/mrbw.aspx



Library at the Dock
2nd floor, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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