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Arnold Zable at Brighton Library
Arnold Zable

Come along to hear Arnold Zable talk about his new book, The Fighter, a moving and poetic portrait of a compassionate man—and a window into Melbourne’s recent past.

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns and Violin Lessons. He lives in Melbourne.

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Ashleigh Wilson at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Ashleigh Wilson

The Art Gallery of South Australia is delighted to invite you to the launch of Ashleigh Wilson's new book Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing. Join Ashleigh Wilson and Art Gallery Director, Nick Mitzevich, for an insight into one of Australia's most celebrated artists.

Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos, Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling biography that reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist and Australian icon. 

Following the event Ashleigh Wilson will be available for book signing.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, winning a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.

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Ashleigh Wilson at ANU University
Ashleigh Wilson

Ashleigh Wilson will be in conversation with Sasha Grishin about his new book, Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and The Other Thing. Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos, this dazzling biography reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, a posting bookended by the Falconio murder trial and the Howard government’s intervention in remote Aboriginal communities. During that time he won a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry, a series that led to a Senate inquiry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011. He lives in Sydney.

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Text at the 2016 Byron Writers Festival
Byron Writers Festival

Several of our wonderful Text authors will be visiting Byron Bay for the 2016 Byron Writers Festival:

David Burton

Magda Szubanski

Helen Garner

Hannie Rayson

Elspeth Muir

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Ashleigh Wilson at Gleebooks
Ashleigh Wilson

Gleebooks invites you to an evening with Ashleigh Wilson, in conversation with Anthony Bond.

Ashleigh Wilson's new book Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, is written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling biography that reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist and Australian icon.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, winning a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.

For further details and bookings, contact Gleebooks on: 02 9660 2333.

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Ashleigh Wilson at Eltham South Fine Art Gallery
Ashleigh Wilson

Eltham Bookshop invites you to an evening with Ashleigh Wilson at the Eltham South Fine Art Gallery.

Ashleigh Wilson's new book Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, is written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling biography that reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist and Australian icon.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, winning a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.

For further details and bookings, contact My Bookshop on: 9439 8700 or elthambookshop@bigpond.com.

Ashleigh Wilson at My Bookshop, Toorak
Ashleigh Wilson

My Bookshop in Toorak invites you to an evening with Ashleigh Wilson, in conversation with Corrie Perkin.

Ashleigh Wilson's new book Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, is written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling biography that reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist and Australian icon.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, winning a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.

For further details and bookings, contact My Bookshop on: 03 9826 4807.

Text at the 2016 Bendigo Writers Festival
Bendigo Writers Festival

Several of our wonderful Text authors will be visiting Bendigo for the 2016 Bendigo Writers Festival:

Ashleigh Wilson

Toni Jordan

Hannie Rayson

Helen Garner

Peter Singer

Diana Sweeney

Sally Warhaft

Clare Wright

Arnold Zable

Nicolas Rothwell

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Ashleigh Wilson at the Stanton Library
Ashleigh Wilson

Stanton Library invites you to an afternoon in conversation with Ashleigh Wilson.

Ashleigh Wilson's new book Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, is written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos. Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling biography that reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist and Australian icon.

Ashleigh Wilson has been a journalist for almost two decades. He began his career at the Australian in Sydney before spending several years in Brisbane, covering everything from state politics to the Hollingworth crisis to indigenous affairs. He then moved north to become the paper’s Darwin correspondent, winning a Walkley Award for reports on unethical behaviour in the Aboriginal art industry. He returned to Sydney in 2008 and has been the paper’s Arts Editor since 2011.

For further details and bookings, contact the Stanton Library on: 02 9936 8400.

Peter Mares at East Hotel, Canberra
Peter Mares

Join Peter Mares in conversation with author and ANU associate professor of history, Frank Bongiorno, as he discusses his latest work of non-fiction, Not Quite Australian.

In Not Quite Australian, award-winning journalist Peter Mares draws on case studies, interviews and personal stories to investigate the complex realities of this new era of temporary migration. Mares considers such issues as the expansion of the 457 work visa, the unique experience of New Zealand migrants, the internationalisation of Australia’s education system and our highly politicised asylum-seeker policies to draw conclusions about our nation’s changing landscape.

Not Quite Australian is packed with fresh insight and challenging new ideas for understanding Australia’s growing culture of temporary migration.

Peter Mares is an independent writer and researcher. He is a contributing editor with the online magazine Inside Story and a senior moderator with The Cranlana Programme. Peter was a broadcaster with the ABC for twenty-five years, serving as a foreign correspondent based in Hanoi and presenting national radio programs. He is the author of the award-winning book Borderline: Australia’s Response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Wake of the Tampa and has written about migration for many media outlets including the Age, Australian Financial Review and Griffith Review. Peter lives in Melbourne with his wife and son.

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