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BookBar Sessions with Madeleine Gray

BookBar Sessions with Madeleine Gray


Join Madeleine Gray, author of one of this year's most anticipated debuts Green Dot in conversation at BookBar on Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 7pm.


At 24, Hera is a violently unsatisfied disaster. To her, the future is nothing but an exhausting thought exercise, one depressing hypothetical after another. She's delayed entering the world of work by doing several degrees, all the while hoping that she will stumble upon something to give her life meaning. Admitting defeat, she gets a job as an "online community moderator" of a news outlet's online comment section - a job which introduces her to Arthur, a middle-aged, married journalist. Though she's preferred women to men for years now, she relishes becoming a cliché as their mutual infatuation quickly festers into affair. With her daringly specific and intimate voice, Gray has created an irresistible and messy love story about the terrible allure of wanting something that promises nothing; about the joys and indignities of coming into adulthood against the pitfalls of the 21st century; and the winding, torturous, and often very funny journey we take in deciding who we are and who we want to be


Millie wants to graduate, get a job and buy a house. She's slowly saving up from her job on campus, but when a visiting professor offers her an unusual opportunity to make some extra money, she jumps at the chance.


MADELEINE GRAY is a writer and critic from Sydney. She was a 2021 Finalist for the Walkley Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism, and has written for such publications as Overland, Meanjin, The Monthly, Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. Green Dot is her debut novel.



Your ticket includes a hardback copy of Green Dot (RRP £18.99) which can be collected from BookBar from publication date (1st February 2024) or you will be able to collect your copy on the night of the event. Please note that due to the tight window between publication and our event, we will not be able to post copies out in advance. As a result, there will be no postage fee for this event at the checkout and you will not be sent your copy if you select postage.


Your order confirmation number will serve as your ticket.


*** We are not able to accept refunds or exchanges on tickets for this event.***

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