Debut Australian Tour for Ivan Vladislavić

Photo copyright Philip Schedler

Photo copyright Philip Schedler

Ivan Vladislavić, acclaimed author of PORTRAIT WITH KEYS, THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET and DOUBLE NEGATIVE, among other titles, is on his first visit to Australia.  Vladislavić is visiting Melbourne and Hobart as a guest of the Thesis Eleven Centre at van Vladislavic, IILa Trobe University and will be appearing at the following events:


Wednesday, 22 October, 12pm - ‘Seeing South Africa’ at the Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo 

Vladislavić has often worked with artists and especially with photographers. Here he will discuss the value of working in response – or resistance – to visual images. Click here for more information.


Thursday, 23 October, 6:30pm – In conversation with Peter Beilharz, at Reader’s Feast Bookstore, Melbourne (AU$6)

Ivan will read and talk with Peter Beilharz, Director of La Trobe University’s Thesis Eleven Centre, focussing on the flaneur’s fragments and his book PORTRAIT WITH KEYS. Click here for more information.


Monday, 27 October, 12pm – In conversation with Peter Beilharz, at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus

Ivan will once again be joined by La Trobe University sociologist Peter Beilharz to discuss his work. Click here for more information.


More from Ivan Vladislavić:

In conversation with Geoff Dyer recently. Read ‘Beyond the Boroughs of Genre,’ here.

Read Jan Steyn’s interview with Ivan Vladislavic in The White Review.

Read Neel Mukherjee’s review of THE RESTLESS SUPERMARKET.


Praise for Ivan Vladislavić:

‘Ivan Vladislavić is the most significant writer in South Africa today.’ – Focus on Africa

‘One of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today.’ –  André Brink

‘Vladislavić’s sly prose forces us to recognize our own obsessions with language and class.’ – Publishers Weekly