Talking ‘From the Wreck’ in Melbourne & Sydney

I’m doing a few appearances over the next couple of months. Here are the details:

  • I’m chairing a panel on emerging when old, at Willy Lit Fest (Williamstown) on Saturday 17 June. The blurb says, “It’s never too late to debut. While many people think ‘young writer’ when they hear ’emerging writer’, Jenny Ackland, Christy Collins and Paul Dalgarno each had their first book published after 35. In this event, Jenny, Christy and Paul talk to Jane Rawson (43 years old when her first novel A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists was finally published) about how to hang in there and not lose heart.” Book tickets here.
  • Along with Kate Mildenhall and Anna Westbrook, I’ll be discussing historical fiction at the Emerging Writers Festival‘s National Writers Conference on Sunday 18 June. Find out more and book tickets here.
  • On Sunday June 25 I’ll be at Braybrook Library talking with impressive interlocutor Imbi Neeme all about From the Wreck. Mostly we’ll likely talk about octopuses and cats. The Facebook event is here.
  • Sydneysiders! James Bradley and I will talk about his new book, The Silent Invasion, and my book, From the Wreck, and why the world is so freaking weird and how on earth fiction is supposed to capture it. We’ll do that on email, in bars and – for your convenience – at Better Read than Dead bookshop in Newtown on Thursday 20 July in the evening. Book a spot here.
  • Still in Sydney, I’m on at NSW Speculative Fiction Festival. I’m chairing a panel on ‘The Future we Deserve: From sci fi to cli fi’, featuring Daniel Findlay, Cat Sparks and (you guessed it) James Bradley, and I’m talking about ‘Weird fiction: slipping through the genre cracks’ on a panel with Julie Koh and Rose Michael, chaired by Kaaron Warren. The festival runs all day on 22 July at the NSW Writers’ Centre in Rozelle. Have a look at the program here.
CliFi panel
Last time James Bradley and I had a conversation in public, Tim Flannery was openly sceptical.



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