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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law author talk at Avid Reader bookshop (QLD)

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia.

Tickets $10.00, or $29.99 for ticket plus a copy of Growing Up Queer in Australia (save $10). 

Date:   Monday 21 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary Street, West End, QLD 4101

Price:   $10.00

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas author talk at Collingwood Library (VIC)

In 1977, Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett were savagely murdered in their house on Easey Street, Collingwood. Although police established a list of more than 100 ‘persons of interest’, the case became one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in Melbourne.

Helen Thomas is a journalist, manager of ABC News Radio, and author of five books. She was a cub reporter at The Age when the murders were committed and now, forty-two years on, has re-examined the cold case – chasing down new leads, talking to family members, neighbours, detectives, and journalists. Join her as she discusses the case and what she has uncovered.

Bookings essential. 

Date:   Thursday 24 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford, VIC 3066

Price:   This is a free event

Margaret Simons

Margaret Simons in conversation at Gleebooks (NSW)

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle is a revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected Australian politicians, written by one of Australia’s foremost biographers. 

Margaret Simons will be in conversation with Lenore Taylor. 

Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

Date:   Wednesday 30 October

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

Price:   $12 / $9

Anna Krien

Anna Krien in conversation at Geelong Library (VIC)

Anna Krien's novel Act of Grace is an electrifying story of fear and sacrifice, and what people will do to outrun the shadows. She will be in-conversation with Deakin University's Oliver Driscoll.

Please register your attendence here.

Date:   Thursday 31 October

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong, VIC 3220

Price:   This is a free event

David Marr

David Marr in conversation at Gleebooks (NSW)

David Marr in conversation with Sarah Ferguson.


David Marr’s explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated.

Cardinal George Pell is behind bars. In August 2019, his appeal failed. Australia’s most senior Catholic, the man once in charge of the Vatican’s finances, remains in prison for sexually assaulting children.

In The Prince, David Marr investigates Pell’s career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell’s response – as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church – to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world: the sexual abuse of children.

This is the story of a cleric torn by the contest between his church and its victims, and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny. Behind it all was Pell’s own terrible secret, which was uncovered and judged in a trial that convulsed the nation. 

The Prince is a portrait of hypocrisy and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil.

Date:   Wednesday 13 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

Price:   $12 / $9