Helen Garner

Unfortunately, Helen Garner will no longer appear at the Festival. 

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006, she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016, she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino, The Spare Room, The First Stone, This House of Grief, Everywhere I Look and Yellow Notebook.