Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743518144
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/08/2014
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $9.99

The ruckmen face off over the centre circle and for a moment everything is frozen possibility: players, umpire, the ball suspended overhead, the softly clouded sky. Everything except the fans, a circus beyond the stillness. Then the ball swings down and cracks it all open.'

The new draft pick, the tired has-been, the up-and-comer, the might-have-been. The talent scout, the coach on the edge, the beleaguered umpire, the concerned medic. The number-one fan, the lifetime members, the desperate gamblers. The footballers' mums, the WAGs, the groupies. The tags, the rivals, the sledging. The pressure.

Mick Reece and Jake Dooley, best mates since childhood, began their first professional season playing AFL with little notion of what they're getting into or the complexity of the beast that the game must feed.
In Game Day, Miriam Sved brings this beast into the light over the course of one season of Aussie Rules. Revelling in their battles, their victories and their relentless interdependence, Game Day asks whether what unites the true believers is stronger than what divides them, and if love of the game can transcend our flaws and imperfections to result in something beautiful.

Author Information

Miriam Sved is a Melbourne-based writer whose short fiction has been published in various places including Best Australian Stories and the anthology Just Between Us: Australian writers tell the truth about female friendship. Game Day is her first novel.


2 June 2019

Join Miriam Sved and Ginger Gorman as they discuss #MeToo

3:00 PM

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22 June 2019

Join Miriam Sved at the Emerging Writers' Festival event Open and Shut Constructive Feedback as she discusses her books A UNIVERSE OF SUFFICIENT SIZE and #METOO

1:30 PM

Conference Centre, State Library Victoria
179 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Website