Author talk: Honeybee
Craig Silvey in conversation with Hamish MacDonald
Craig Silvey, award-winning author of Jasper Jones, talks about his highly anticipated new novel, Honeybee. Set in contemporary Western Australia, this tender and profoundly moving novel is about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter — one offering hope, the other redemption. It’s about when to persevere, and when to be merciful.
Craig will be in conversation with Hamish MacDonald and the event will be streamed through the NSW Public Library Network.
You can purchase this book from the Library Shop online here.
Craig Silvey is an author and screenwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia. His critically acclaimed debut novel, Rhubarb, was published in 2004. His bestselling second novel, Jasper Jones, was released in 2009 and is considered a modern Australian classic. Published in over a dozen territories, Jasper Jones has won plaudits in three continents, including an International Dublin Literary Award shortlisting, a Michael L. Printz Award Honor, and a Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisting. Jasper Jones was the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for 2010. Honeybee is his third novel.
Hamish MacDonald is the host of Q&A on ABC TV and presents Radio National Breakfast on Fridays. In addition, he regularly reports for Foreign Correspondent and appears on The Project on Network Ten. He has won a Walkley award for current affairs journalism and in 2016 was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University; he now sits on the Walkley’s Judging Board.