FALS Book Club

The Foundation of Australian Literary Studies launched our book club in November 2019 with an overwhelming show of support from the Townsville community. Our aim is to celebrate Australian writers across a vast genre of works.

The club reads a range of Australian literature including titles from the Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award long and shortlists, recent Roderick award submissions, and old favourites.

This is a no-shame book club - we aim to engage with Australian literature, however expertly or inexpertly. We encourage you to grab a drink and prepare for some friendly banter. Whether you read the book or the blurb, liked it or loathed it, we would love to see you there.

The FALS bookclub will be held on the last Friday of the month at the Townsville Yacht Club.  Reading list for 2024 is as follows:

Date & Time & LocationBook
23rd February, 7pm, Townsville Yacht ClubThe Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt
22nd March, 7pm, Townsville Yacht ClubWomen and Children by Tony Birch
26th April, 7pm, Townsville Yacht ClubGus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless
31st May, 7pm, Townsville Yacht ClubQuestion 7 by Richard Flanagan
28th June,  pm, Townsville Yacht ClubWake in Fright by Kenneth Cook
26th July, 7pm, Townsville Yacht ClubThe Sitter by Angela O'Keeffe

Can't make a meeting? You can share your reading experiences with us on Facebook  @FoundationAustralianLiteraryStudies.

Joining the FALS Book Club is easy. A FALS Book Club Membership costs just $22 per year.

As a member you'll get to participate in all our book club events as well as other FALS events like the annual lecture. You'll get to hear from authors, meet new friends, and go to bed at night knowing that you are the cultural lifeblood this country needs!

If you would like more information about the FALS Book Club please email fals@jcu.edu.au