Authors Talking Playlist

Authors Talking Playlist
We will be featuring some great authors who love sharing their books with us and some of their favourites by other authors.  

​​​Hear from some great authors who are sharing their books with us, as well as telling us about their favourites by other authors.

General Sir Peter Cosgrove

General Sir Peter Cosgrove discusses his memoir, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE JOINED, in conversation with Richard Glover for NSW Public Libraries. Very interesting insights of a much admired public figure and soldier and leader in Australian military history in war and peacetime activities.


Craig Reucassel

Craig Reucassel discusses his book based on the ABC series, Fight for Planet A, in conversation with Melanie Mutch, Hornsby Library Service

Based on the ABC TV Series, the climate challenge and what we can do when there is no Plan B.


Garth Nix

Garth Nix presents his new book, THE LEFT-HANDED BOOKSELLERS OF LONDON, in conversation with Yasmin Greenhalgh, Stanton Library

From the bestselling author of ANGEL MAGE, this new fantasy adventure, set in 1980s London, follows one girl's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.



Lauren Chater

Lauren Chater presents GULLIVER'S WIFE, in conversation with Meg Keneally, author of The Wreck and Fled

Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman's journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of THE LACE WEAVER.

London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down.


Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer presents his new book, TRUST.

Martin Scarsden and Mandalay Blonde think they’ve found peace at last – but the past is coming to sweep them away. A piercing scream, an abduction, an unconscious cop – and that’s just the first chapter. Then the killing starts.

Hear Chris Hammer talking to Public Libraries NSW.

Monica McInerney

Monica McInerney's latest book, THE GODMOTHERS, is a great big hug of a book that will fill your heart to bursting. It is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves.

​Belinda Alexander

Belinda’s new book is The Mystery Woman. The central character, Rebecca Wood takes a position as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery. ​

​James Bradley

James Bradley’s book is Ghost Species, an exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma.​