We were delighted to see a former speaker at Opening Pages, Ilka Tampke, win Most Underrated Book of the Year with her wonderful book, Songwoman so why not come along on 4 December and meet two wonderful authors because you never know what prize list they might turn up on next year. Favel Parrett who has already won the Dobbie Literary Award and been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin will be talking about her brand new book There Was Still Love, the beautiful story of her grandmother and her twin, one who lives in Australia and the other who lives behind the Iron Curtain. Poetic and full of heart, it will be lovely to hear Favel talk about what writing this book was like for her. Joining her is criminal lawyer and award winning author Sarah Hopkins, with her fascinating page turner, The Subjects. Daniel is sixteen and should be in jail instead he is diverted into a different program with other gifted delinquents. It’s not a jail, a school, or a psych unit. What is it exactly? This is a compelling novel and we are looking to welcoming both these authors to our last Opening Pages for the year. So, come join us on Wednesday 7 December 7pm, and lets raise a glass to 2019 and another great year of reading. RSVP on Facebook, email email@example.com, ring on 90174748 or tell us in-store.
Monthly Archives: November 2019
It’s been a fantastic year of Opening Pages with wonderful books, authors and audiences and December is no exception. We are welcoming Favel Parrett, one of Australia’s most loved authors of the last decade. Favel burst onto the literary scene eight years ago with Past The Shallows which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin and won the Dobbie Literary Award. There Was Still Love is her third book. This book focusses on the family, exploring how big world events shape the smallest lives. A quiet book but with a powerful and beautifully written message of the healing power of love. Joining Favel we have Sarah Hopkins. Sarah is a criminal lawyer by training and The Subjects is her fourth book. Daniel is a sixteen year old drug dealer going to jail until all of a sudden he isn’t. Instead, he’s taken off to a deluxe outback facility and becomes convinced that he is part of an experiment, except he has no idea for what. Parallels have been made to Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things, this is a critically acclaimed exploration about social engineering, that will be fascinating to read and discuss with the author over a drink or two. Come and join us for the last Opening Pages for the year. RSVPS in store, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 90174748 or on Facebook.
You’ve had the Tuesday off to celebrate a horse race, why not come out on the Wednesday night and celebrate books and authors. Carrie Tiffany and Julienne van Loon will be in store talking about their fabulous new releases – the perfect mixture of fiction and non-fiction! Join us at 7pm for a drink to both The Thinking Woman and Exploded View. RSVPS in store, email email@example.com, Facebook or by phone 90174748.