DAY 3 - SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017
Festival guest Kate Evans loves nothing better than chatting with people about books.
One of the world's leading crime writers, Michael Robotham, will talk with her about his craft
and his much anticipated new book The Secrets She Keeps. He will be joined by Melissa Ashley,
whose book The Birdman's Wife is captivating readers throughout Australia and
Roanna Gonsalves whose fascinating book of short stories The Permanent Resident
shines a light on the experiences of Indians settling into Australia.
Time: 10.00am - 12.00 midday
Venue: Maleny Community Centre Hall
Tickets: $18 (includes morning tea)
Bookings: ONLINE BOOKINGS AVAILABLE HERE.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny or by phone 5435 2134
Kate Evans - Facilitator
Kate Evans has worked in radio, TV, book publishing and universities.
She joined RN in 1997, and has spent time both behind the scenes and
in front of the microphone, on a range of programs including
Rear Vision, Hindsight, Life Matters, The Comfort Zone, The Book Show,
Australia Talks and MovieTime. During that time, she also completed
a PhD in history, and worked on various TV and radio special projects.
As someone whose greatest pleasure is reading books and speaking to
interesting people, she’s delighted to be presenting ABC Radio's BooksPlus.
HEAR Kate's interview with Michael Robotham about his book Life or Death.
HEAR Kate's interview with Melissa Ashley about her book The Birdman's Wife
HEAR Kate's interview with Roanna Gonsalves about her book The Permanent Resident.
Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and in 1979
became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.
For the next fourteen years he wrote for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America. In 1993 he left journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to write their autobiographies.
Twelve of these non-fiction titles were bestsellers with combined sales of more than 2 million copies. Now a successful internationally awarded crime writer, Michael’s novels have since been translated into 24 languages. In 2013 Michael won the Crime Writer's Association Gold Dagger. His most recent book The Secrets She Keeps will be released on 11 July 2017. Michael lives in Sydney.
Hear Michael's interview with Kate Evans about his book Life and Death.
Read more about Michael.
Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in
poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland.
She has published a collection of poems, The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and her first novel,
The Birdman’s Wife. Inspired by her heroine, she studied taxidermy as a volunteer at the Queensland Museum. Melissa lives in Brisbane.
Hear Melissa's interview with Kate Evans about The Birdman's Wife.
Read more about Melissa.
Roanna Gonsalves came to Australia as an international student from India. She is the author of The Permanent Resident, an acclaimed collection of short fiction published by UWAP in November 2016. Her series of radio documentaries, On the tip of a billion tongues, commissioned and broadcast by Earshot, ABC RN, is an acerbic socio-political portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers.
Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales, and has been facilitating and teaching creative writing workshops for all ages within communities as well as at schools and in the university sector for many years. For more information, follow her on Twitter @roannagonsalves or see roannagonsalves.com.au.
Hear Roanna's interview with Kate Evans about The Permanent Resident.
Hear and read about On the Tip of a Billion tongues - a series of programs for RN about Indian writing.