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Melbourne City of Literature is a City of Literature located in Victoria, Australia, as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. It was designated by UNESCO in 2008 as the second City of Literature,[1] after Edinburgh. In 2014, the Melbourne City of Literature Office was established, directed by David Ryding.[2] The Office is hosted at the Wheeler Centre and is dedicated to supporting Melbourne as a City of Literature through one-off programs and projects, partnerships with the literary sector, and international exchanges with other UNESCO Cities of Literature.[1]

The Melbourne City of Literature Office is funded by Creative Victoria[3] and the City of Melbourne.[4] In 2017, the Office was awarded a "gold star assessment" from the UN.[5]


  • Travel Fund[6][7]
  • Conference Subsidy Program[8]
  • Known Bookshops[9]
  • Walking the City of Literature[10]
  • Sleipnir's Literary Travels[11]
  • Public Artwork Design Concept Award 2017[12]
  • Art Book Fair (in association with the National Gallery of Victoria to assist the attendance of international book publishers)[13]


  1. ^ a b "About". 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  2. ^ Ross, Annabel (16 Aug 2014). "David Ryding named inaugural director at Melbourne's City of Literature office". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 Aug 2017. 
  3. ^ "Key Initiatives". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Key Initiatives". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Melbourne City of Literature Office receives gold star assessment from the UN". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Melbourne City of Literature launches travel fund". Books + Publishing. 10 Nov 2014. Retrieved 16 Aug 2017. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne City of Literature announces new travel fund recipients". Books + Publishing. 28 Oct 2015. Retrieved 16 Aug 2017. 
  8. ^ "Connecting the City of Literature". 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  9. ^ "City of Literature announces Known Bookshops grant recipients". Books + Publishing. 28 Apr 2017. Retrieved 16 Aug 2017. 
  10. ^ "Write a walking tour for Melbourne City of Literature". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Sleipnir's Literary Travels from Reykjavík to Melbourne | Creative Cities Network". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  12. ^ "Melbourne Prize announces new award to acknowledge Melbourne's UNESCO City of Literature status". Books + Publishing. 1 Sep 2016. Retrieved 16 Aug 2017. 
  13. ^ "Melbourne City of Literature Office receives gold star assessment from the UN". Retrieved 2017-08-18. 

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