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Text at the Ballarat Writers Festival (VIC)
Ballarat Writers Festival

The Ballarat Writers Festival will be featuring Text authors Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist, Judith Brett, Angela Savage, Patricia Edgar and Don Edgar. Join them this October for lively discussions on their new books.

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Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist at the Ballarat Writers Festival: Walking and Writing the Camino de Santiago
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist

Join Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist at the Ballarat Writers Festival for a lively discussion on their new book Two Steps Forward, and walking and writing the Camino de Santiago.

Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover on the way.

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Patricia & Don Edgar at the Ballarat Writers Festival: The Peak Years – A Challenge to the System
Patricia & Don Edgar

Join Patricia and Don Edgar at the Ballarat Writers Festival for a discussion on their new book Peak: Reinventing Middle Age.

This book focuses on Australians in the 50–75 age bracket: their contributions to society and their needs and expectations for their own lives. It is an insightful look at employment, relationships, education, housing, finances, lifestyles, health and aged care, and the need for reinvention both on a personal level and in terms of social policy.

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Angela Savage at the Ballarat Writers Festival: Regional Noir
Angela Savage

Join Angela Savage with Lindy Cameron at the Ballarat Writers Festival on the ever-evolving regional noir.

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlett Stiletto Award and has twice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards.

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Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist at Maryborough Railway Station (VIC)
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist

Join Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist at Maryborough Railway station. They’ll be discussing their new book Two Steps Forward and trust us, they’re a hoot!

About the book: Zoe is a sometime artist from California. Martin is an engineer from Yorkshire. Both find themselves on the picturesque Camino de Santiago, attempting to come to terms with their past. It’s a wise, funny and romantic story about what you choose to leave behind––and what you rediscover.

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Judith Brett at the Ballarat Writers Festival: Our 2nd PM – The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
Judith Brett

Join Judith Brett in conversation with Anne Beggs Sunter at the Ballarat Writers Festival to discuss her new book The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.

This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second prime minister, shines fresh light on one of the nation’s most significant figures. It brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the gifted, passionate and intriguing man whose contributions continue to shape the contours of Australian politics.

Judith Brett is the award-winning author of Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People, emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University and one of Australia’s leading political thinkers. She contributes regularly to the Monthly and has written three Quarterly Essays.



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Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist at the Hornsby Library (NSW)
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist

Join Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist in conversation with Jayne Anderson to talk about their funny, wise and romantic new book Two Steps Forward at the Hornsby Library.

Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past and looking to make a new start.

The Camino changes you. It’s a chance to find a new version of yourself. But in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino for centuries, can these two very different people find each other?

Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover on the way.

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Sarah Krasnostein at Readings (VIC)
Sarah Krasnostein

Join Sarah Krasnostein at Readings to discuss her brilliant new book The Trauma Cleaner.

This incredible work of non-fiction is about the transformative life of Sandra Pankhurst: how a little boy raised in neglect became a woman of substance and brought care and respect to a job of grim necessity. This is a beautifully written, inspirational true story of an extraordinary Australian.

Sarah Krasnostein was born in America, studied in Melbourne and has lived and worked in both countries. Earning her doctorate in criminal law, she is a law lecturer and researcher. Her essay, ‘The Secret Life of a Crime Scene Cleaner’, was published on Longreads and listed in Narratively’s Top 10 Stories for 2014. She lives in Melbourne, and spends part of the year working in New York City. The Trauma Cleaner is her first book. 

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Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist at the Warringah Mall Library (NSW)
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist

Join Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist in conversation with Jayne Anderson to talk about their funny, wise and romantic new book Two Steps Forward at Warringah Library.

Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past and looking to make a new start.

The Camino changes you. It’s a chance to find a new version of yourself. But in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino for centuries, can these two very different people find each other?

Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover on the way.

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Text at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (Bali)
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Join an exciting list of Text authors at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival this October!

Tim Flannery, Kate Cole-Adams, Jock Serong, Sophie Cunningham and Kate Holden will be discussing their exciting new books.

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