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Thu, 24 Feb


Better Read Than Dead - Upstairs

Indyana Schneider in conversation with Madeleine Gray

Join Indyana Schneider and Madeleine Gray in-conversation to celebrate the release of 28 Questions! You can join us in person or on Zoom.

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Indyana Schneider in conversation with Madeleine Gray
Indyana Schneider in conversation with Madeleine Gray

Time & Location

24 Feb 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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


About The Event

They say it takes 28 Questions to fall in love. Then what? 

‘Reader, imagine yielding to someone with a power so strong she has the ability to slice time. Before. Her. After.’ 

When first-year music student Amalia stumbles into her Oxford college bar, she has no idea that everything is about to change. Seated across from her is Alex, a velvety-voiced fellow Australian with eyes the colour of her native sky. They strike up a friendship that is immediate - its intensity both thrilling and terrifying.   As the days and weeks go by, they spend more and more time together: philosophising, hypothesising, questioning everything. There is nothing they cannot talk about, except the one thing that matters most. Dare they risk a romantic entanglement if it threatens this most perfect of friendships?  Set across four years and five cities, and suffused with music, literature, art, dance, sex, and the exquisite pain and pleasure of first love, 28 Questions is a passionate and unforgettable first novel about love in all its guises, growing up, and figuring out who you are along the way.

About Indyana Schneider

Indyana Schneider is the author of one and a half novels, an opera libretto and many unrequited love letters. She grew up in sunny Sydney, before moving to the UK to study Music at Oxford University. After a few years working in the charity sector in London, Indyana moved to Vienna to sing opera professionally. She now lives, sings and writes around the world. She is a keen and clumsy salsa dancer, messy cook and short-distance runner.

About Madeleine Gray

Madeleine Gray is a writer and critic from Sydney. She was a 2021 Finalist for the Walkley Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism, and has written for such publications as Overland, Meanjin, The Monthly, SRB, and the TLS. She has an MSt in English Literature from the University of Oxford and is a current doctoral candidate at the University of Manchester.


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