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Fri, 05 July


Better Read Than Dead

Megan Maurice in-conversation with Josephine Tovey

Join us with Megan Maurice to celebrate the release of Life Goes On! Megan will be joined by Josephine Tovey.

Megan Maurice in-conversation with Josephine Tovey
Megan Maurice in-conversation with Josephine Tovey

Time & Location

05 July 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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


About The Event

'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.' These words - attributed to American poet Robert Frost in 1954 - were hidden in the recesses of journalist and author Megan Maurice's mind after she read them as a teenager. Since she endured and survived treatment for cancer, such a life-changing and traumatic event, they became the only way for her to make sense of what came after.

Whether it's cancer, a car accident, grief, a natural disaster or a family tragedy, we all experience trauma, and simply surviving takes everything we have. But what happens after that, when you realise that surviving survival might be harder still? With its combination of personal stories and expert information, Life Goes On shows us how to go on.

Megan Maurice is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of Shine: The Making of the Australian Netball Diamonds and of Fair Game by Alex Blackwell (Hachette, 2022). Her journalism has been published widely and she is a regular contributor to The Guardian, with a particular focus on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. She lives in Sydney with her family.

Josephine Tovey is a journalist and Guardian Australia's national news editor. She is also a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer in 2021. 


  • Event + Book

    Includes a ticket and copy of Life Goes On

  • Event Ticket




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