with Shannon Molloy and Ronnie Scott / Chaired by Rick Morton
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In his harrowing memoir, Fourteen: My Year of Darkness, and the light that followed, Shannon Molloy details the violence and fear he perpetually suffered growing up as an effeminate boy deep in regional Queensland. Ronnie Scott’s debut novel, The Adversary, is a sly, dry account of the inner-city world of endless student summers, cheap wine and Grindr; the like of which a young Shannon could only dream. How individuals cope and grow, and how this is reflected in worlds changing around them, is explored in these very different but equally engaging accounts of gay life in Australia.
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Shannon Molloy is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience working for major media outlets spanning print and digital, covering business, entertainment, celebrity and human interest.
Ronnie Scott writes essays and criticism for newspapers, websites and magazines. He is a lecturer in the Writing and Publishing discipline at RMIT University. The Adversary is his first novel.
Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. He is currently the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper and his recent books are On Money and My Year of Living Vulnerably.