An Evening with Richard Glover

You are invited to spend an evening with Richard Glover!

Meet, Australian radio host, author and journalist, Richard Glover as he takes us on a journey into The Land Before Avocado.

About the book

This is a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: the Australia of the late ’60s and early ’70s. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Let’s break the news now: they didn’t have avocado.

‘This is vintage Glover – warm, wise and very, very funny. Brimming with excruciating insights into life in the late sixties and early seventies, The Land Before Avocado explains why this was the cultural revolution we had to have’ Hugh Mackay.

Tickets from this event will go towards raising funds to provide literature development for Children and Young people across Western Sydney. 

There will be raffles and lucky door prizes on the night. 


Richard Glover’s most recent book is “The Land Before Avocado” – a journey into a lost Australia, the bizarre Australia of the late 60s and early 70s. It’s been described by Hugh Mackay as “warm, wise and very, very funny”, and by Annabel Crabb as “Hilarious and horrifying, the ultimate intergenerational conversation starter’ .

Richard is also author of “Flesh Wounds – a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered.” It’s been described by the British writer Jeanette Winterson as “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful” and by The Australian as “a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy”.

Richard’s weekly humour column has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years. He writes regularly for The Washington Post and also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio in Sydney. In December 2011 he and Peter Fitzsimons achieved a record for the world’s longest radio interview, supervised by the Guinness Book of Records.

When: Thursday 5th September 7:30pm for 8pm
Where: WestWords Centre for Writing, 91B Grose St North Parramatta
$45 incl. copy of The Land Before Avocado
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