Melbourne Reads Series – Sophie Cunningham, on 27 September

This Devastating Fever – Melbourne Reads Series

WHERE The Wheeler Centre

WHEN Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022, 06:30pm – 07:30pm

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Join celebrated Australian author Sophie Cunningham to discuss the release of her first work of fiction in fourteen years, This Devastating Fever, a deep and darkly funny novel about finding comfort when it feels like you’re living through the end of days. 


Sophie Cunningham

Emily Bitto


Sophie Cunningham is one of Australian literature’s most influential figures. She is the author of seven books, a former editor of Meanjin, co-founder of the Stella Prize, and is currently an adjunct professor at RMIT University’s non/fiction Lab.

Her novel This Devastating Fever, her first work of fiction in fourteen years, is the Melbourne City Reads pick for September. Weaving together the life of Leonard Woolf, the turn of the millennium and environmental collapse, Cunningham examines questions about colonial history, the return of fascism, living through disaster and what it means to cultivate a full, loving and creative life.

Join Cunningham and host Emily Bitto for an intimate conversation as they discuss this exhilarating new novel.

The Melbourne City Reads series is generously supported by George and Rosa Morstyn.


You have the option to pay what you can for this for this event. As a guide, the suggested price is $15, although any amount will help cover our costs and keep these events accessible. Bookings are essential.