We are now able to host author evenings in our shop. We will have a range of authors – someone to interest everyone.
First off the rank, on Tuesday August 8th, is Michael Brissenden – who you probably know as ABC political journalist and foreign correspondent.
He is also an ex-staff member of Brays Books!
Michael’s book The List draws on his experiences covering world conflicts and is a top class thriller set in the familiar streets of Lakemba, Cronulla and Canberra.
Young Muslim men on ASIO’s terror watch list are turning up dead in Sydney’s suburbs. Federal Police officers Sid Allen and his partner Haifa Hourani, a Muslim woman, try to find out what’s going on: their investigation of the murders leads them, however, to a much wider threat.
The List confronts us with the local impacts of a global conflict, examining the effects of its violence on individuals and of divisive fear on communities, and the things done in the name of national safety.
Don’t miss the book or Michael’s evening at Brays.
August 8th at 6:30 for 7pm.
Bookings are essential. Tickets are only $10 for our Loyalty Members (normally $12.50) and finger food and drinks are included. To book, phone 9810 5613, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call in at the shop.
Make a note also of September 19th, for a fascinating evening with Tania Blanchard.
The origin story of Tania’s novel, The Girl from Munich (not yet published), is hinged on a series of very fortunate discoveries. The first is Tania’s discovery of a collection of letters belonging to her grandmother, telling of her life in Germany during the second world war, and her eventual emigration to Australia; the fascinating true story on which Blanchard would base her historical fiction novel.
Then, the discovery of the manuscript of the novel itself, by an editor at a writing masterclass Blanchard was attending; they were so taken by it that they decided not only to publish it, but to offer her a deal for a second book as well.
We will keep you posted as more author evenings are finalised.