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VU writer explores one woman's journey in new novel

‘Swimming’ a novel by Victoria University creative writing lecturer Dr Enza Gandolfo, will be launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival by Helen Garner on Sunday August 30, 2009.

Set in Melbourne’s west and on the surf beaches of the Great Ocean Road, the novel depicts the emotional and psychological journey of Kate Wilks, a swimmer, teacher and writer, confronting several unplanned mid-life changes. It explores female friendship, artistic creativity and unexpected childlessness.

Dr Gandolfo, who lives in Yarraville with her husband Bruno, is a lecturer in Creative Writing at VU’s School of Communication and the Arts. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is the author of many published short pieces of fiction and non-fiction, as well as the recipient of several grants and awards.

Her previous books include: ‘Inventory: on op shops’ with Sue Dodd (Vulgar Press 2007) and ‘It keeps me sane: women craft wellbeing’ with Marty Grace (Vulgar Press 2009).

Dr Gandolfo is available for interview. Ph: (03) 9919 2611.

Swimming will be launched:

When:  Sunday 30th August 2009

Time:   4.00 pm

Where: Melbourne Writers Festival

Festival Club, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square


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Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer,

Marketing & Communications Department, Victoria University

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