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    Safe Haven with Shankari Chandran

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    Join Miles Franklin award-winning author of Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, Shankari Chandran in conversation with Frankie Morgan as they discuss her newest fiction, Safe Haven.

    Safe Haven follows Fina, an asylum seeker in Australia who speaks out against mistreatment of refugees in a detention centre and is threatened with arrest and deportation. When Lucky, a special investigator, arrives at the detention centre after a suspicious death begins uncovering a mystery linked to Fina's fate.

    Safe Haven is about displacement and seeking refuge but ultimately it is a story about finding home and the lengths you’ll go to find safety and love.

    Books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

    $5.00 + booking fee

    Non-alcoholic refreshments and nibbles on arrival.

    Bookings required.

    Reserve your copy of Safe Haven

    Enquiries: 8495 5028 or libraryprograms@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband and four children. She is the deputy chair of Writing NSW and the author of Song of the Sun GodThe Barrier and Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, which won the 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

    Frankie Morgan: Growing up in Dubbo I was always reading, often in roller-skates. Books sustain my creativity. My visual arts practice explores people, landscape and still life through a celebration of colour. My studio ArtBau 1/1 Mitchell Rd Brookvale is open to the public as a creative clubhouse for exhibitions, workshops and The Listening Station, a friendly drop in book club. @frankiedigs


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