Melbourne Masterclasses 10 Great Books series

Christina Stead, The Man Who Loved Children, with Louise Adler, 24 November

Following the runaway success of the inaugural series, Melbourne Masterclasses is proud to present 10 Great Books 2015.


Hailed by Jonathan Franzen as a "masterpiece" in The New York Times, and included in the TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, Stead's devastating psychological novel about a dysfunctional family has continued to garner devotees since it was first published in 1940.

Presented by Louise Adler AM, Chief Executive of Melbourne University Publishing. Louise has taught in the English and Comparative Literature department at Columbia University and the University of Melbourne. She is the President of the Australian Publishers Association and has been the Chair of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Fiction and Poetry since 2014.


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