Welcome! Here’s a loving snapshot of Melbourne’s literary 2017



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.)