Leading Edge Books Conference 2019 MEMBER Adelaide


Saturday afternoon 16 March (optional event)

From 2.15pm d'Arenberg Cube & Wine Tasting Tour

For early arrivals, we’ve organised an optional tour of the extraordinary d'Arenberg Cube set in the beautiful McLaren Vale.
Each of the Cube's five levels have been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses, including features such as a wine sensory room, a virtual fermenter, a 360degree video room, and many other tactile experiences.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the Alternate Realities Museum, located on the ground floor, and view the many art installations on display.
Charge : $55 PP


Sunday evening 17 March

6.15 - 7.30pm Welcome Cocktails

Incorporating the Penguin Literary Prize Winner’s Announcement Sponsored by Penguin Random House

The Penguin Literary Prize endeavours to find, nurture and develop new Australia literary fiction authors. We will be joined by last year’s Penguin Literary Prize winner, Kathryn Hind, who will speak about her book Hitch (June) and hear the announcement of this year’s winner.

Free evening - dine out or stay in

If you're still hungry, choose to eat in, or head out to the myriad of places around Adelaide.


Monday evening 18 March

6.30-10.30pm Awards Dinner at The Adelaide Town Hall

The awards dinner is the time to dress up and celebrate. The 2019 Annual annual awards dinner will be held at the rather grand 1860's heritage landmark Adelaide Town Hall on King William Street.

Dinner will include the announcement of the Indie Book Awards 2019 Category Winners and Book of the Year winner.

It's time also to celebrate the work and achievements of Leading Edge independent booksellers and the announcement of the Bookseller of the Year Awards for Metro and Regional as well as Publisher of the Year and Small Publisher of the Year Awards. Guest author presentation on the night will be Archie Roach, acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and campaigner for the rights of Indigenous Australians.

The Adelaide Town Hall is a short 5 min walk (distance 700m) from the Hilton Hotel.