David Vann’s riveting new novel Halibut on the Moon reimagines his father’s final days, spent captive in the warped logic of depression. An aching portrait of a mind in peril, it confirms David’s status as one of the darkest and most talented fiction writers of our time, who counts Colm Tóibín and Lorrie Moore among his many admirers. David expounds his moving portrait of a family processing a loss that hasn’t yet occurred with The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s Literary Editor Jason Steger.

David Vann (International)

David Vann

David Vann's new novel is Halibut On The Moon. Published in 23 languages, his internationally-bestselling books have won 14 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 83 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. He has been featured in 85 international literary festivals and had book tours in 30 countries.

Jason Steger (Australian)

Jason Steger

Jason Steger is books editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former panellist of ABC TV's The Book Show.