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Monica McInerney
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Monica McInerney

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One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica is the author of 13 internationally bestselling books for adults, including most recently The Godmothers, shortlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has 18 nieces and nephews who are her inspiration for many more Marcie Gill adventures to come. She and her Irish husband have been living between Australia and Ireland for thirty years. They currently live in Australia.

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30 Sep
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Gisborne, VIC

Monica McInerney at Gisborne Library

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Castlemaine, VIC

Monica McInerney at Castlemaine Library

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08 Oct
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Bendigo, VIC

Monica McInerney at Bendigo Library

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09 Oct
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Daylesford, VIC

High Tea with Monica McInerney at the Daylesford Convent

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'It’s always an almost-sinful pleasure to delve into anything written by Monica McInerney, whose delightful prose brings her rich characters to sparkling life.'

Irish American Post 

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