Welcome! Here’s a loving snapshot of Melbourne’s literary 2016
by the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office



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.​

Please scroll through, please click, please read, and see what kind of publishing/writing/literary activities happened in Melbourne in 2016!