In 2008, Melbourne joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network when it was designated the first and only City of Literature in Australia, and the second in the world.
Melbourne’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature is acknowledgment of the breadth, depth and vibrancy of the city’s literary culture. Melbourne supports a diverse range of writers, a prosperous publishing industry, a successful culture of independent bookselling, a wide variety of literary organisations and a healthy culture of reading and engagement in events and festivals.
Last year we provided a snapshot of Melbourne’s literary 2016. Now we have literary 2017 for you. So please scroll through this whole website, please click, please read, and see what kind of publishing/writing/literary activities happened in Melbourne in 2017!
(All site illustrations are by Jini Maxwell.)