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Jono Lineen on ABC’s Life Matters

Festival Guest Jono Lineen is today talking on ABC Radio National Life Matters. Lineen’s newly released memoir, Into the Heart of the Himalayas is causing a sensation. You can meet him at the festival where he is speaking at 1.45 on Saturday May 3 and 10 am on Sunday May 4.

Wheeler Wheeler Centre Guest – Elliot Perlman

Wheeler Centre present Elliot Perlman “in conversation” with Michael Williams at Booktown Festival, Sunday 4 May at 3 pm. Elliot Perlman’s Three Dollars won the Age Book of the Year Award, the Betty Trask Award (UK), the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mail On Sunday […]

The Wine Harvest

Members of the Clunes community took time out from Booktown Festival preparations to bring in the harvest at Mt Beckworth Wines. Later, over lunch, we toasted  Gabriel García Marquez and celebrated his life and the gift of magic realism.

Extra V/Line services to the Clunes Booktown Festival

  V/Line will run two extra return shuttle trains from Ballarat, Creswick, Talbot and Maryborough to the Clunes Booktown Festival on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder announced today. “We are pleased to support one of Victoria’s key regional events that attracts around 18,000 people to central Victoria over […]

(Re)Launch of Murder in the Telephone Exchange

The 1948 crime classic, June Wright’s Murder in the Telephone Exchange will be (re)launched at the festival. 10 am Saturday 3 May , The Clunes Warehouse, in conjunction with Shute the Messenger, Sisters in Crime and publishers Dark Passage/Verse Chorus Press. Speakers at this very special event are Australian Crime Fiction expert Stephen Knight and […]

How to make old fashioned scones…

The Clunes RSL Women’s Auxiliary is launching an exciting project in May on the weekend of the 2014 Book Town.  The women (and some of the RSL men) and their families have shared their very special family recipes to be published in a beautiful Recipe Book.  With over 150 recipes reflecting food that makes this […]

Jono Lineen’s new book gets great review

In Saturday’s Age Booktown Festival author, Jono Lineen gets a great review for his new book Into the Heart of the Himalayas. The reviewer, Dianne Demspey, writes: “His voice is as measured as the footsteps he takes; it is informed and intelligent and yet his ideas are as simple as the tea and lentils he […]

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