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Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 21 May 2024 06:30 PM to 21 May 2024 07:30 PM
Event Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Event Organiser: The Wheeler Centre
Ticket Price: $35 – $45

A runaway favourite of book clubs the world over, Bonnie Garmus’s debut novel Lessons in Chemistry transports readers to early 1960s California. Elizabeth Zott – housewife, single mother and brilliant chemist – unexpectedly finds herself hosting a television cooking show, and changes hearts and minds in the process. Inspired by Garmus’s mother’s generation of overlooked and under-acknowledged women, Lessons in Chemistry examines the gender pay gap, misogyny in the workplace and women’s rights. At her only Melbourne event on her first Australian tour, Garmus sits down with host Astrid Edwards to discuss her breakthrough novel, which has since been adapted into a major TV series starring Brie Larson. Together, they’ll explore her funny and feisty heroine, the surprising fan phenomenon of Six-Thirty the dog, and how the novel’s historical setting sheds light on the truths of today. Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture

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