Join us at The Long Table with social researcher, author and commentator Hugh Mackay for the release of his latest work of fiction, Selling the Dream. Over a beautiful two-course winter Muse lunch we'll delve into the complex, ruthless, multi-million dollar world of advertising.
'If someone asked me who should write a satirical novel about the advertising business – someone with inside knowledge who could write well and was extremely clever and amusing – I'd say "See if Hugh Mackay is available".' John Clarke
Lincoln The Hunter is universally admired and terrifically charming. But when he's given responsibility for a new high-budget, high-profile campaign, just how far will he go to get what he wants? Selling the Dream is a laugh-out-loud, frighteningly believable satire which will leave you wondering just where the line between parody and reality falls.
Entry includes two course lunch, glass of wine or soft drink, tea or coffee and a copy of Selling the Dream (RRP $29.99)
Please note that seating is strictly limited to 20 guests
Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and the author of 17 books, mainly in the field of social analysis. Selling the Dream is his seventh novel. His most recent non-fiction book, Beyond Belief, was published in 2016. He is a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and, in 2015, was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia. He lives with his wife in Canberra.