Melbourne – City of Literature – Classy!

Yay! UNESCO has awarded Melbourne a ‘City of Literature‘ designation. I didn’t know that we’d been given the guernsey when I wrote my post yesterday about Melbourne book havens. Maybe I sensed it in the ether. It’s good news for Melbourne book lovers. Edinburgh, Scotland, is the only other city to be awarded the title so far and they’ve developed a whole range of good things to support readers, books and writing to celebrate their ‘bookishness’.

Last year, I was on the steering committee for the bid along with lots of other bookish Melburnians. It’s exciting to know all those hours we spent thinking about why Melbourne is so classy and classic and literary have finally borne fruit.

You can read what Jason Steger, the books editor from The Age newspaper, wrote about it here

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