Where the Book Went Next

Where the Book Went Next
Digital Culture Talk

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9 December 2014, 12:30-13:30
Theatre, Lower Ground 1


 Book Now

How we read has been evolving since the advent of the internet and mobile devices now mean a good read is never more than a tap away. Rich media, e-books, new channels and other technological innovation have re-invented the book for the digital age.

Join our panel of practitioners, including Simon Groth, Manager of if:book Australia, Zoë Sadokierski, Vice President of the Australian Book Designers Association and Charlotte Harper, founder and publisher of Editia, as they discuss the future of books.

Our panel

Simon GrothSimon Groth - Manager of if:book Australia

Simon Groth is a writer and editor of fiction and non. His books include Concentrate and Off the Record: 25 Years of Music Street Press. As manager of if:book Australia, Simon writes and speaks regularly on the future of the book. He was lead writer for the 24-hour Book and edited two essay collections: Hand Made High Tech and The N00bz: New Adventures in Literature.


Zoë SadokierskiZoë Sadokierski - Vice President of the Australian Book Designers Association

Dr Zoë Sadokierski is a Sydney-based designer and writer. She has designed more than 250 books for various Australian publishers, and is Vice President of the Australian Book Designers Association.

Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she runs the Page Screen research studio, experimenting with publication models for limited edition print and digital books. She also writes a column on book culture and reading in a digital age for The Conversation.

Charlotte HarperCharlotte Harper - Charlotte Harper is founder and publisher of Editia, a Canberra-based digital first press focused on non-fiction and longform journalism. Charlotte is a former Fairfax journalist, a Walkley Award-winning web producer and ex-literary editor of The South China Morning Post.