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Join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted by the award-winning author and avid reader, Bri Lee. Each month Bri will be in conversation with a variety of authors previously shortlisted for one of the Library’s prestigious literary awards. After the talk, you will be invited into the our historic Friends Room to continue the conversation with your fellow readers! Join authors of fiction and non-fiction, humour, history, and biography - each month Bri will bring you something new and the calibre is guaranteed to be high.
This month's B List welcomes Tracy Sorensen, author of The Lucky Galah, long-listed for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2019 Russell Prize For Humour Writing.
After the conversation we will retire to our historic Friends Room where you will be able to buy a drink and chat further with your new book club friends!
Tracy Sorensen grew up in Carnarvon, a remote town on the north coast of Western Australia and now lives in Bathurst, New South Wales. She has worked as a journalist, arts administrator, university tutor, freelance video maker and publicist.
Her debut novel, The Lucky Galah, published by Picador in 2018, tells the story of the moon landing from the point of view of a pink and grey galah who is inspired to tell her tale after shredding a copy of Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country for exercise.
Tracy has just been appointed to be the 2020 Writer in Residence at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre, where she will write the story of a woman’s advanced abdominal cancer from the point of view of the threatened organs.
"The great delight and pain of appearing on any shortlist is knowing that your fellow shortlisted authors are so very wonderful and are all deserving of attention and accolades. ‘The B List’ is a cheeky nod to the fickle nature of awards, and a great opportunity to extend the conversations surrounding excellent books which don't always get a place on the podium. Most of all, as a die-hard lover of author talks and book clubs, I want ‘The B List’ to be a warm and regular get-together for book lovers who are happy to broaden their reading horizons outside of specific genres." - Bri Lee