Sydney Author Event – 29th November 2014

If you enjoy reading romance novels and are based in Australia, check out this author event. Sydney Author Event is a great chance for you to meet & chat with more than 20 Romance authors. Here are the details of the event:

Date: 29th November 2014
Venue: The Ivy Sunroom,
330 George Street, Sydney 2000
Sessions: (i) AM (9 am – 12:30 pm),
(ii) PM (1:30 pm – 5 pm)
(iii) After Party (8 pm till late)
Attending authors:

Tickets for the meet and greet sessions during the day are sold out. However there are still tickets for the after party cruise. Get your ticket(s) to the after party here.

For more details on the event, visit the link, Facebook page and/or Twitter.

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The Man Booker Prize 2014: The Winner

The Man Booker Prize award for this year goes to Richard Flanagan for his wartime novel, ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’.

Dorrigo Evans is an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle’s wife. He journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel, from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival, from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho’s travel journal, The Narrow Road To The Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds.

‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan

Mr Flanagan was announced the winner on Tuesday at London’s Guildhall. He was presented with a trophy from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and a £50,000 cheque from Emmanuel Roman, Chief Executive of Man Group. Furthermore, he also received a designer bound edition of his book, and a further £2,500 for being shortlisted.

Click here to read more about his win. You could also watch this video of him talking about the book.

Vote for your favourite Classic Beach Books!

Summer is a few months away in Australia and to celebrate its arrival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s The Book Club is having a poll. The show wants to know your favourite Classic Books for the beach. Cast your vote at this link between 2nd of September and 4th of November.

Image is taken by Anjum Malkana / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Ten most popular Classic Beach Reads will be announced in a special one-hour episode on 2nd of December at 10 pm.

The Book Club is aired on first Tuesday of every month at 10 pm. Each episode is described as “an explosion of robust and passionate discussion covering one new release book, and one enduring classic”.

For more information on the show, visit the official site, Facebook page and Twitter.

For readers and writers: the Melbourne Writers Festival

Notable writers congregate at Melbourne Writers Festival from 21st till 31st of August 2014. For more information, visit the official website http://www.mwf.com.au