Author Annette Marfording and her new book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors
Book lovers and fans of Australian literature are invited to attend a free Author Talk, at Quirindi Library, 2pm Tuesday 16 May, when Annette Marfording will discuss her book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors.
“The book features 21 in-depth conversations with contemporary Australian authors, delving into their body of work, central themes, strengths, writing methods and what they perceive as central tips for aspiring writers”, said Quirindi senior librarian Marcela Krasny.
“Authors covered in the book include David Malouf, Charlotte Wood, Alex Miller, Di Morrissey, the late Bryce Courtenay, the late Georgia Blain, Michael Robotham, indigenous authors Larissa Behrendt and Kate Howarth, Robert Dessaix, and many more,” she said.
“Annette is a well-respected writer, blogger and book critic, former Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and creator of a radio program on Australian writers and their work,” she continued.
“The book seeks to promote Australian literature in all its forms as well as the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which will receive all proceeds from its sale,” she said.
“Light refreshments will be served so an RSVP would be appreciated to either 6746 2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Books will be available for purchase directly from the author for $25 each at the event. Annette’s passion for Australian writing makes this a deeply rewarding book,” Ms Krasny concluded.