Stephen Downes discusses his novel, The Hands of Pianists, with Hilary McPhee

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

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Melbourne writer Stephen Downes unspools the threads of his remarkable debut novel, The Hands of Pianists, assisted by Hilary McPhee.

Downes “…breaks every rule about art I know…but every school and municipal library in the country should rush to get hold of it.” Peter Craven, The Australian.

Stephen Downes is a writer, journalist, and editor who lives in Melbourne, Australia. In April 2020, his story Last Meal won the UK Fiction Factory’s short-story competition. He has also published some dozen non-fiction books and the novella Adagio for a simple clarinet. Several have won Australian and international prizes. Three have been translated into a total of five languages. In other lives he covered a war for Agence-France Presse, reported on Iraq and covered a New Caledonian insurrection for ‘The Age’, wrote leading articles for ‘The Age’ and the ‘Herald Sun’, was a salaried feature writer on ‘The Age’ for several years, and, as a freelancer, was renowned for decades as Australia’s toughest restaurant critic.

https://stephendownes.com.au/about/

Price: $20 general / $15 Concession

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Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia

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