Author Profile

Melanie Joosten

Melanie Joosten works at the National Ageing Research Institute in Melbourne. Her debut novel, Berlin Syndrome, saw her named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist and receive the Kathleen Mitchell Award; it will be released as a major motion picture in 2016. Melanie holds a Master of Arts and a Master of Social Work. Her work appears in various publications, including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Best Australian Stories 2014, and Going Down Swinging.

See Melanie at the 2016 Festival:

18-06-2016 10.30am-11.30am

What does it mean to grow for older in our youth-obsessed world? Join Renata Singer, author of Older and Bolder, the rallying guide to ageing audaciously, and Melanie Joosten, author of A Long Time Coming, in this provocative discussion with…

Location: Council Chamber