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Sun, 17 July


Better Read Than Dead

Author talk with Natasha Sholl

Join Natasha Sholl in conversation with Jessie Stephens to celebrate and discuss Natasha's debut book Found, Wanting.

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Author talk with Natasha Sholl
Author talk with Natasha Sholl

Time & Location

17 July 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

About the book

On Valentine’s Day, after a night of red wine and pasta and planning for their future, Natasha Sholl and her partner Rob went to bed. A few hours later, at the age of 27, his heart stopped.

Found, Wanting tells the story of Natasha’s attempt to rebuild her life in the wake of Rob’s sudden death, stumbling through the grief landscape and colliding with the cultural assumptions about the ‘right way’ to grieve.

It is a memoir about falling in love in the aftermath of loss, and what it means to build a life in the space that death leaves.

Furious and passionate, bracingly honest and beautiful, Found, Wanting is above all, a memoir about living and making sense of the multitude of lives within us.

About Natasha

Natasha Sholl is a Melbourne-based writer and lapsed lawyer. Her writing has appeared in The AgeSydney Morning HeraldGood Weekend magazine, SBS Voices, Mamamia and elsewhere. She graduated from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Creative Writing. In 2020 she completed the KYD Mentors Program. Found, Wanting is her debut book.

About Jessie

Jessie Stephens is the author of internationally best selling book Heartsick. She is an executive editor at Mamamia, and co-host podcasts Mamamia Out Loud and Cancelled. She is a regular on ABC radio and television, and her work has appeared in Body and Soul, Vogue, and LitHub.


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