Hear debut authors paired with established authors talk candidly about their journeys to publication: their highs and lows, friends lost, and amount of wine and chocolate consumed during the writing process. Survival techniques and tips will be shared on how to handle your editor and publisher, and what to do when you don’t find your book on the best sellers list. Authors will confess to their innermost fears and share their vulnerabilities.
Join us as we kick off this series with debut novelist Louise Allan and much-loved WA author Amanda Curtin.
Louise Allan’s debut novel The Sisters’ Song (A&U 2018) was shortlisted for the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. She was also awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship for the manuscript. Louise grew up in Tasmania but now lives in Perth with her husband, four children and two dogs. She is a former doctor and has a passion for music.
Amanda Curtin is the author of two novels, Elemental (UWAP 2013, 2016; UK 2016) and The Sinkings (UWAP 2008), and a collection of short fiction, Inherited (UWAP 2011). A new book, a work of narrative non-fiction, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris, is forthcoming in November 2018 (Fremantle Press).
Books will be for sale on the night.
Wine sponsored by Scott Claxton.
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