with Michael Christie / chaired by Michael Williams
Michael Christie’s magnificent Greenwood begins after The Great Withering in one of the last tranches of old-growth forests, now a kind of ecomuseum for wealthy tourists. Over-qualified guide Jacinda “Jake” Greenwood’s world is turned upside down when she learns her tangled family tree gives her a claim of ownership on the resort. Dazzlingly structured across four generations, this propulsive family saga takes us to the end of the world, and then shows us how we got there.
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Michael Christie’s debut novel, If I Fall, If I Die (2015), was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Kirkus Prize, and was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His essays and book reviews appear in publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Michael’s new book Greenwood is already a bestseller in his native Canada and was also long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne.