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Aug 16th 2011
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Melbourne - City of Literature

In 2008, Melbourne was named the second UNESCO City of Literature, as part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. Melbourne's claim to this honour is built upon its rich history of literature and local writers, its vibrant culture of literary events and festivals, and its plentiful number of bookshops, publishers, writers, libraries, monuments and literary studies programs.

The city has been a literary inspiration since it was founded in 1835, with early writers like Fergus Hume and Mary Fortune paving the way for contemporary authors like Peter Carey and Alice Pung.

This app can be used in many ways. On a rainy day, curl up in a armchair at home and read about Melbourne's great writers, or use the list of books set in the city to compile your next library list. When the weather improves, head out on Melbourne's streets to discover literary locations, funky bookshops, forgotten monuments and cool 'hip lit' cafes.

If you're impatient to get your hands on these new books, there are links to buy titles from online booksellers.

This guide cannot possibly be a comprehensive encyclopaedia of everything literary Melbourne has to offer, but I hope it will provide a solid basis for heading off on your own word-fuelled explorations.

If you have any comments or feedback, please let me know at melblit@iwriter.com.au.

Narrelle M Harris

(NB If you enjoy this app, you might consider buying the companion app "Melbourne Historical", created by Tim Richards)


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