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.

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24 June 20227.00pm

The Last Woman in the World by Inga Simpson

Townsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville
29 July 20227.00pmThe Essence of the Thing by Madeleine St JohnTownsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville
26 August 20227.00pmThe Burnished Sun by Mirandi RiwoeTownsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville
30 September 20227.00pmThe Paris Seamstress by Natasha LesterTownsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville
28 October 20227.00pm

The Drover's Wife by Leah Purcell

Postponed due to presentation of the Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award

Townsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville
25 November 20227.00pm

Loveland by Robert Lukins &

The Drover's Wife by Leah Purcell

Townsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St, South Townsville

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