LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Join the award-winning author of Jasper Jones as he talks about his latest novel, Honeybee, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale about a young person who just wants to be seen. Rendered in the most poignant detail, this book is a sweetly nostalgic and relatable tale about growing up and getting wise.
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 J. Printz Award Honor and a Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisting. Jasper Jones was the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for 2010. The stage adaptation of Jasper Jones was produced by no less than five different companies, who all performed separate sell-out productions, the Barking Gecko Theatre, Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Honeybee is Craig’s third novel.
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Sat 20 Feb
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