Most people have heard of the United States’ infamous ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, yet few know about Australia’s own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen and women share their personal stories for the first time.
An informal and intimate chance to meet author and journalist Caroline Baum, the State Library’s Inaugural Reader in Residence, and hear about her first six months in the role. This Author Talk is part of Open Day.
He’s one of the country’s most top booksellers but John Purcell has also led a double life, surprising the publishing world when he was unmasked as the author of erotic fiction he’d written under a female pseudonym.
Follwing the success of her debut novel Mullumbimby, award-winning Indigenous writer Melissa Lucashenko pulls no punches in A Bit of Lip, a fearless, gritty but darkly comic story of family, property and identity.