Author Events

Author Events
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As part of our Libraries collaboration with NSW Public Libraries the following upcoming author talks will be available for you to attend online. Author Events As part of our Libraries collaboration with NSW Public Libraries the following upcoming author talks will be available for you to attend online. Events; Library Services; What's On
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Straight From the Author's Mouth!  

Our author events, in collaboration with the NSW Public Libraries Association, give you the chance to hear from the authors of the latest books to arrive on our shelves. 

Costa Georgiadis

Website Author Events Costa Georgiadis.jpgWebsite Author Events Costa_s World.pngOn Wednesday 27 October at 6.30pm, Costa Georgiadis will be in conversation with Robyn Syphers from Camden Libraries with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

Gardening for the soul, the soil and the suburbs – from the beloved host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia. A generous, joyous, fully illustrated gardening book, Costa’s World celebrates the life-changing joy of chooks; kids in the garden; big ideas for small spaces; Costa’s favourite plants; growing the right plants for your conditions; biodiversity in the soil and garden; the power of community; the brilliance of bees and pollinators; easy-peasy permaculture; and much, much more.

Bringing together all of Costa’s gardening and sustainability knowledge, this is a book for the whole family that reflects Costa’s philosophy and big-hearted sense of fun.

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Tim Ayliffe

Website Tim Ayliffe author photo.PNGWebsite Tim Ayliffe The Enemy Within cover.PNGOn Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 6pm, Tim Ayliffe talks to fellow crime writer, Chris Hammer, about Tim's new book,  The Enemy Within.   

Former war correspondent John Bailey is turning his life around after a tragedy with a new job and no booze, but one thing hasn’t changed. He will still risk everything to get to the truth. When the body of a man he’s interviewed falls out of the sky, one of his key sources washes up dead on a beach, and the Federal Police raid his home, he knows he’s on the right track. Someone is trying to stop Bailey from exposing the rise of a global white supremacist group, and involved in deadly racist attacks on Sydney’s streets. Will he get to them before they silence him? 

Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for more than 20 years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News and the former Executive Producer of News Breakfast. He has travelled widely and before joining the ABC he worked in London for British Sky News. A few years ago he turned his hand to writing global crime thrillers featuring former foreign correspondent John Bailey. He is the author of The Greater Good, State of Fear and his latest thriller The Enemy Within was published in August. Chris Hammer was a political journalist and foreign correspondent for more than thirty years, before turning to crime writing. Treasure and Dirt is his latest book.

Two packs of all Tim’s books will go to those who ask the two best questions on the night, thanks to Simon and Schuster. This a free event with thanks to the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. Bookings essential-book your place now

David Hunt

Website Authors Talking David Hunt cover.pngWebsite Authors Talking David Hunt 2.jpgOn Friday 5 November at 1 p.m, David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

The saga of Australia continues with . . .Girt Nation: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3. David Hunt tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia’s transformation from aspiration to nation – an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier bastards, of labourers and ladies who weren’t going to take it anymore.

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own biographical notes. He is the author of the bestselling Girt and True Girt, as well as two books for children. David is also a television presenter and podcaster, and has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

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Fiona McIntosh

Website Author events Fiona McIntosh (c) Anne Sropin.jpgWebsite Author Events Fiona McIntosh The Spy's Wife.jpgOn Wednesday 24th November at 1pm, Fiona McIntosh will be in conversation with Mel Tong from Macquarie Regional Library with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.

The Spy's Wife is the highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War. Evie, a widow and stationmaster’s daughter, can't help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome man she and her sister call the Southerner on their train platform in the wilds of northern England. When polite salutations shift to friendly conversations, they become captivated by each other. After so much sorrow, the childless Evie can’t believe love and the chance for her own family have come into her life again.

Fiona McIntosh is an international bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

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Michael Connelly

Website Authors Talking Michael Connolly.jpgWebsite Authors Talking The Dark Hours.jpgMichael Connelly is in conversation with Ben Hobson about his new book, The Dark Hours, on Friday 19 November, 12-1pm.

A brazen and methodical killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest, in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty-five previous novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Law of Innocence, Fair Warning, and The Night Fire. His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than eighty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and the creator and host of the podcasts Murder Book and The Wonderland Murders.

This talk will be brought to you as part of NSW Public Libraries events and is one of only two live events that Michael will deliver directly to a live Australian audience.

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More events coming soon!