Nick Gadd and his late wife Lynne spent two years walking around the suburbs of Melbourne in a big circle, looking for old buildings, mysterious signs, forgotten stories and curious characters from the past. After Lynne passed away from cancer, Nick wrote his memoir MELBOURNE CIRCLE: Walking, Memory and Loss. This is the story of their deep dive into Melbourne’s lost histories, accompanied by many photographs.
NICK GADD is a Melbourne novelist, essayist and blogger and the author of the novels Ghostlines (winner of a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award) and Death of a Typographer, and the memoir Melbourne Circle.
His writings about Melbourne, history, literature, music and suburban life have appeared in The Guardian, Griffith Review, Eureka Street, Meanjin and many others. Gadd’s most recent lecture at TJC was Stories Behind Melbourne’s Ghostsigns (2016).
This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.
Copies of MELBOURNE CIRCLE: Walking, Memory and Loss will be available to purchase at the lecture or via our ONLINE SHOP.
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MELBOURNE CIRCLE: Walking, Memory and Loss (cover)