Melbourne Writers Festival 2013

LRB roundtable

In the summer of 2013, the London Review of Books was proud to host a stream of events as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2013. LRB editor Mary-Kay Wilmers, publisher Nicholas Spice, contributing editors and acclaimed authors Jeremy Harding, Andrew O’Hagan, Colm Tóibín, Jacqueline Rose and Marina Warner participated in 24 sessions ranging from conversations, panel discussions, master classes and the keynote Closing Night Address. On this page you will find exclusive videos, audio, photographs and podcasts from the festival.

LRB roundtable

Inside the London Review of Books

Editor Mary-Kay Wilmers, publisher Nicholas Spice and contributors Jeremy Harding and Jacqueline Rose give us insight into the magazine.

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Papal bull: Where now for the Catholic church?

Irish writer Colm Tóibín talk to Barney Zwartz, Morag Fraser and Peter Horsfield about the Catholic Church, the new pope, and whether reform is possible following the crisis of child abuse within church ranks.

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In Conversation:
Andrew O’Hagan

Novelist and essayist Andrew O’Hagan reveals the many strands of his writing in conversation with editor and reviewer Michelle Griffin.

LRB roundtable

For more images from the Melbourne Writers Festival – from every Festival from 2010 onwards, visit the MWF's flickr page.

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    Colm Tóibín: In Conversation

    Author, essayist and poet Colm Tóibín is one of Ireland's greatest living writers. He discusses his life and work, including his recent book The Testament of Mary, in which he re-imagines the life of Christ through the eyes of the holiest of saints. With Michael McGirr.

    Colm Tóibín: In Conversation

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    Jacqueline Rose: Women in Dark Times

    Jacqueline Rose draws parallels between revolutionary 19th-century socialist Rosa Luxemburg and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. She explains how each of these remarkable women straddled the divide between their political and inner lives. Chaired by Hilary Harper.

    Jacqueline Rose: In Conversation

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    Jacqueline Rose: In Conversation

    Recognised for her writing on subjects including Sylvia Plath, feminism, Proust, psychoanalysis, Zionism, the Middle East conflict and Jewish identity, Rose discusses her work with Justin Clemens, co-editor (with Ben Naparstek) of the Jacqueline Rose Reader.

    Jacqueline Rose: Women in Dark Times

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