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Author talk: Slow with Brooke McAlary

Saturday 21 October 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

In her new book Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now?

Author talk: The Twentieth Man

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Twentieth Man. Jones’ debut novel is an exciting thriller that focuses on terrorism, politics and betrayal, taking the reader from the savage mountains of Yugoslavia to Canberra’s brutal yet covert power struggles. Join Tony and David as they talk about the book and writing fiction.

Author talk: Stranger Thingies

Saturday 23 September 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Join John Birmingham for a conversation with Robbie Buck as he talks about his new book, Stranger Thingies: From Felafel to Now, a collection of stories that run the gamut from the early felafel days to the shiny age we live in where Donald Trump is President of the USA.

Author talk: Total Propaganda

Saturday 16 September 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Join Helen Razer in conversation discussing Total Propaganda, her latest book which offers an introduction to Marx for Millennials.

Author talk: Escape Artist - The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

Thursday 14 September 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Historian Peter Monteath reveals the actionpacked tale of Johnny Peck, young Australian soldier, and his remarkable war.
 

Still Selling: The Extraordinary Popularity of Georgette Heyer

Wednesday 16 August 2017 - 1pm to 2pm

 Join us if you have ever read or loved or been curious about a Georgette Heyer novel. Jennifer Kloester, Heyer's official biographer, will explain the enduring success of one of the world's bestloved authors.

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson

Saturday 12 August 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Join author Jeff Sparrow as he traces Robeson’s troubled life and stellar career, in a story that traverses the arc of the twentieth century and illuminates the fissures of today’s fractured world. 

Author talk: Kenan Malik

Thursday 10 August 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

British author, academic and broadcaster Kenan Malik comes to the Library to talk about his latest book, The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics.