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Tue, 19 Mar


The Vanguard Newtown

Carrie Tiffany's Exploded View

Join us at for the Sydney launch of Carrie Tiffany's mesmerising new novel, 'Exploded View'. Carrie will be in-conversation with author Tegan Bennett Daylight.

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Carrie Tiffany's Exploded View
Carrie Tiffany's Exploded View

Time & Location

19 Mar 2019, 6:30 pm

The Vanguard Newtown, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

We're thrilled to host Carrie Tiffany, winner of the inaugural Stella Prize, for the Sydney launch of her sensational new novel, Exploded View. Carrie will be in-conversation with author Tegan Bennett Daylight. Not to be missed!

About The Book

A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic’s workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car.

Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood. Must a girl always be a part—how can she become a whole?


‘Superbly controlled, like dark, secret music rising from an abyss.’ - Helen Garner.

'An enigmatic marvel. Like the parts of a car engine in an ‘exploded view’ diagram, a girl at risk finds herself ‘separated’, fumbling with the pieces of her broken life. How might they fit together? Indeed, can they? And the road is a character itself, calling to her, offering both freedom and danger. Reminiscent of Eimear McBride’s stunning A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Tiffany’s novel is at once very Australian and universal, as mesmerising as the black tarmac that rolls under the wheels of the darkest road trip. A must read.' – John, Better Read Than Dead Events.

About the Author

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living (2005), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Mateship with Birds (2011) was also shortlisted for many awards and won the inaugural Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She lives and works in Melbourne.

A Note on the Venue:

This event will be held in The Vanguard (previously known as Leadbelly), which is a strictly adults only venue.


  • Event Ticket

    Please note: the venue for this event - The Vanguard - is strictly adults only.

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  • Event Ticket + Book

    Your ticket to the launch, plus a pre-ordered copy of Exploded View. Please note: the venue for this event - The Vanguard - is strictly adults only.

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