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Fri, 30 June


Better Read Than Dead

Secret Third Thing Launch with Dan Hogan

Join us with Dan Hogan to celebrate the release of Secret Third Thing. Dan will be joined by Eda Gunaydin.

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Secret Third Thing Launch with Dan Hogan
Secret Third Thing Launch with Dan Hogan

Time & Location

30 June 2023, 6:30 pm

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


About The Event

Secret Third Thing is a hyper-real comment on this hyper-real moment: it is suff used with internet culture and reflections on the lives we live, now, largely online. What characterises Dan Hogan’s poetry is the way that, each time we come close to fully apprehending the impending collapse of capitalism, we are waylaid by something more urgent and mundane. To be non-binary, as these poems show, is not to just be a secret third thing, it is to bring class consciousness to bear upon gender.

Dan Hogan (they/them) is a writer from San Remo (Awabakal and Worimi Country). They currently live and work on Dharug and Gadigal Country (Sydney). Dan’s poetry and prose have been recognised by the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, Val Vallis Award, XYZ Prize, Woollahra Digital Literary Award, and a Next Chapter Fellowship. In their spare time, Dan runs small publisher Subbed In. Secret Third Thing is Dan’s first book. More of their work can be found at:

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian essayist and researcher whose writing explores class, capital, intergenerational trauma and diaspora. You can find her work in the Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow and others. She has been a finalist for a Queensland Literary Award and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Eda’s debut essay collection Root & Branch won the Non-Fiction Award in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.


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