Join Tassie author Robbie Arnott for a walk on the wild side


On Sunday 6 October a lucky number of Hobartians will get to rub shoulders with exciting new Tasmanian author Robbie Arnott at an 'In Conversation' event at the Fern Tree Tavern as Robbie talks about his critically acclaimed novel Flames. 

Organised by the City of Hobart's Bushcare Walking Book Club, there are limited spaces available for this free event, so get in early by booking via the club's Facebook page

Weather permitting the group will take a stroll along the Pipeline Track with Robbie before discussing his book at the tavern. All are welcome, you don't have to be a member of the book club.

Flames is a cracking read, a story in many voices that spans the breadth of the Tasmanian landscape in surprising ways. Richard Flanagan has called it ‘a strange and joyous marvel’, The Guardian proclaims it ‘Delightful’. "He jumps playfully between different writing styles in every chapter…[An] enchanting story that also captures something very real about Tasmanian life."

The Bushcare Walking Book Club meets once a month in one of Hobart's bushland reserves to talk about a book with an environmental bent.

About the author

Robbie Arnott was born in Launceston in 1989. His writing has appeared in Island, the Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings and the 2017 anthology Seven Stories. He won the 2015 Tasmanian Young Writers’ Fellowship and the 2014 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. Robbie lives in Hobart and is an advertising copywriter.

He was recently selected for the 2019 Premier's Literary Prizes longlists. 



  • Sunday, 06 October 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


We'll all meet there at 2 pm, pack some thermoses and bikkies into our backpacks, and then walk down as a group to the start of the Big Bend fire trail.

The Car Park above Big Bend Fire Trail, C616 , kunanyi / Mt Wellington 7054  View Map

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