Melbourne Literary App

Uncover one of the world's great literary cities

Melbourne Literary

Melbourne Literary now has 231 entries and over 1000 photos!
The January 2014 update includes:

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New entries:
  • Jane Clifton
  • Galactic Chat (podcast)
  • Will Coles' stone book on Guildford Lane
  • Updated details for Rendezous Books, the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, Goldilocks bar and more.

In 2008, Melbourne, Australia was named the second UNESCO City of Literature, due to its rich history of writing, its vibrant literary festivals, and its plentiful number of bookshops, publishers, writers, libraries and literary monuments.

Whether you're based in Australia or in far-flung foreign climes, this app will take you on an inspiring journey down Melbourne's literary byways. You'll encounter great writers and entertaining books at every turn, be they fiction or non-fiction.

This app can be used in many ways. On a rainy day, curl up in a armchair at home and read about Melbourne's fine writers, or use the list of books set in the city to compile your next library list. When the weather improves, head out on Melbourne's streets to discover literary locations, funky bookshops, forgotten monuments and cool "hip lit" cafes.

This guide cannot possibly be a comprehensive encyclopaedia of everything literary Melbourne has to offer, but I hope it will provide a solid basis for heading off on your own word-fuelled explorations.

Narrelle M Harris

Melbourne Literary included in the top Melbourne apps by The Age!
Read all about it in Appy New Year!

(You might also enjoy the companion apps
Melbourne Peculiar, Melbourne Historical and Melbourne Getaways)

app image Athenaeumapp Angus and RobertsonWhat's in the Melbourne Literary app?

For the price of a cup of excellent Melbourne coffee, you will get 196 entries about books, writers, publishers, bookshops, locales to visit and links to online bookshops where you can buy all titles mentioned. Your purchase will also include regular future updates, providing more rich information on Melbourne's literary history.

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Melbourne Literary
allows you to search by category, including Literary Locations, Poetry, Bookshops, Cafes & Bars, Young Readers, Set in Melbourne, Writers, Events, Indigenous, Queer, Publishers and Monuments & Memorials.

Menu - literary curios           Dropdown menu to navigate

Each entry includes a slideshow and descriptive text...

app entry Booktalk Cafe            entry for Lindy Cameron

If the entry is for a place you can visit, maps will guide you to the literary wonders...

Map of locations in the city             Map of route to Drunken Poet

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About the Author
Narrelle M HarrisNarrelle M Harris is a Melbourne-based writer with four novels, one play and several short stories under her belt to date. The Opposite Of Life , released in 2008, is a vampire novel set in Melbourne.  Walking Shadows, the sequel to The Opposite of Life and Showtime, a collection of short horror stories, came out in 2012. In 2013, writing as NM Harris, Narrelle's first erotic romance stories were published. She is also publishing her multimedia storytelling project, Kitty and Cadaver, online in weekly instalments.

She also writes in the business sector has created two smartphone apps. Narrelle created Melbourne Literary in association with Sutro Media. Her second app, Melbourne Peculiar, came out in May 2012.

Narrelle lives in the city centre of Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Tim Richards, and their apartment-bound cat Petra.

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All content (c) Narrelle M Harris 2010-2014                                      Last updated February 2014