Duration: 60 minutes
Please note that this event will be live streamed via the Brisbane Libraries Facebook page.
In Brisbane, writer Matthew Condon rediscovers the city of
his childhood. He may have moved away from Brisbane as a young adult,
escaping a repressive government, but writes that he always had his city
inside him. He returns after many years with his own family and finds
the urge to trace the contours of this city that made him and to
discover the history of a place he thought he knew.
Condon takes the reader on a unique personal journey, unearthing the
city’s history – sometimes literally – and painting a portrait of
transformation from a sleepy capital city that’s more like a big country
town, to a vibrant, confident place, but one where time can still move
In a new epilogue written for the latest edition of Brisbane,
Condon returns to the house he grew up in; standing and looking out
from the verandah, the past collides with the present, but the view
is how he remembers it.
Join Matthew as he discusses his novel Brisbane in this very special online event in partnership with Brisbane Libraries.