AN EVENING WITH CRAIG SILVEY
'Find out who you are, and live that life.' Western Australian author Craig Silvey has charmed legions of readers with his Australian classic, Jasper Jones. And in the novel Honeybee, we encounter another tender and compassionate tale of a teenager trying to find their way in the world. It opens with the moment that 14-year-old Sam meets older man Vic on an overpass, contemplating a suicidal jump. Sam is facing pressure to ‘act like a man’ despite identifying as a girl and Vic has lost a furry companion; each is desperate and hurting in their own way.
Along with moderator Kaya Wilson, the acclaimed author of As Beautiful As Any Other, please join us for a moving discussion about identity, friendship and family that is found through love, not blood.
Craig Silvey is an author from Fremantle, Western Australia. His bestselling novel, Jasper Jones, was released in 2009 and is considered a modern Australian classic. Craig's third novel Honeybee was published in 2019 and won Dymock's Book of the Year 2020. Craig’s latest novel, Runt, was published in October 2022.
Kaya Wilson is a writer and tsunami scientist based in Canberra. He was the winner of the 2019 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship, a runner-up in the 2019 Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award and was shortlisted for Penguin Australia’s 2019 Write It Fellowship. As Beautiful as Any Other is his first book and was listed by the Guardian as 1 of the 25 best Australian books of 2021.
Content Warning: The book we are discussing explores the theme of suicide, which some people may find distressing.
15+ (Accompanied by Adults)
Doors Open 7:00pm for Drinks, Music and Nibbles & Convesations 8:00pm sharp with lock out
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