The Mystery of the Handsome Man - online book launch by publisher Interventions


Event Date: 
2 September 2021
Author / Presenters: 
Author Wayne Murdoch in conversation with Christos Tsiolkas

When John Lempriere Irvine approached 19-year old Ernest Smith in Grattan Street one night in September 1897 with a cheery ‘Hallo, are you working?’ he set off a chain of events that ended with his life in ruins within a week. Banker, champion sportsman and bon vivant, Irvine was also a man with a secret, unearthed in this deeply researched and lively biography published by Queer Oz Folk.

This event will be of interest to people who are interested in queer history, Australian biography and the history of St Kilda/ South Melbourne.

Queer Oz Folk publishes in the broad field of Australian queer history, with an eye to quality, affordability and the widest possible audiences.

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Co-hosted by Interventions, New International Bookshop and Search Foundation