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Our author events, in collaboration with the NSW Public Libraries Association, give you the chance to hear from the authors of the latest books to arrive on our shelves.
On Thursday August 19 at 6.30pm, author Larissa Behrendt will be in conversation with Kiesha Mealey-Haroa from City of Parramatta Libraries. This event will be delivered with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
In Larissa Behrendt's much-awaited third novel, After Story, she introduces us to young Indigenous lawyer Jasmine and her mother Della as they take an overseas literary tour following the lives of the great English writers. Haunted by tragic events from the past and the impact on their family, the two women look for inspiration and for healing through storytelling, both ancient and new.
Larissa is the author of three novels: Home, which won the 2002 David Unaipon Award and the regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book; Legacy, which won the 2010 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and After Story. She has published numerous books on Indigenous legal issues; her most recent non-fiction book is Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling. She was awarded the 2009 NAIDOC Person of the Year award and 2011 NSW Australian of the Year. Larissa wrote and directed the feature films, After the Apology and Innocence Betrayed and has written and produced several short films. In 2018 she won the Australian Directors' Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Feature and in 2020 the AACTA for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television. She is the host of Speaking Out on ABC radio and is Distinguished Professor at the Jumbunna Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.
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On Thursday 5 August at 6.30pm, Kyle Perry will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage from Bad Sydney Crime Writers' Festival. This event will be live streamed from Randwick City Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
From the acclaimed Australian author of the hit novel The Bluffs comes another captivatingly atmospheric story set in the rugged landscape of Tasmania. Kyle Perry once again draws on his years as a counsellor - in particular, as a counsellor and case manager in a men's drug and alcohol rehab - to present a novel full of raw, gritty and real characters, many inspired by people he has helped over the years.
The Deep focuses on a fictional family who have all been affected by the drug trade in their hometown - a drug trade their family is responsible for. Powerful matriachs with local law enforcement under the thumb, missing families, reformed drug dealers, addicts, and more, are all portrayed in this achingly real book that explores toxic masculinity, what it takes to be a 'good' man, the pressures of family, the desire for real change and starting afresh, and the devastating impacts of drugs. Book your place now!