Rotunda in the West presents Alec Patric

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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Rotunda in the West invites you to a conversation with Miles Franklin Award 2016 winner, Alec Patric.

Hear Alec Patric in conversation about his latest work Black Rock White City. Alec will be joined by Transit Lounge publisher Barry Scott.


Cost: $15 full or $10 concession.

To register for this event please email [email protected].

Black Rock White City

Front cover image of 'Black Rock White City'

Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice and the hope of love. 

During a hot Melbourne summer, Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children. 

Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as they try to reclaim their dreams. It is a breathtaking roar of energy that explores the immigrant experience with ferocity, beauty and humour. 

"Black Rock White City is a bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down."

- Christos Tsiolkas

"Black Rock White City is a taut and compelling novel from one of the finest of Australia's emerging writers."

- David Brooks

Rotunda in the West

Rotunda in the West is an innovative series presented by Victoria Polytechnic’s 22091VIC - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing course. 

Join us: pause for an evening, savour a glass of wine and ponder the craft of writing in conversation with some of Australia's brightest writing minds. 

Meals and drinks are available for purchase.

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