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The People's Library | From publishing rejection to sudden success: Kyle Perry reveals tips and tricks from his journey to writing an acclaimed best seller.

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Kyle Perry reveals tips and tricks from his journey to writing an acclaimed best seller.

Kyle Perry grew up in Ridgely in the North West of Tasmania and currently works in the drug and alcohol rehabilitation sector while working on his novels. Kyle has a bachelor’s degree in counselling and coaching, and his early writing success started as writer-in-residence on the Spirit of Tasmania, and also a winner of a national short-story competition. 

Since he was sixteen he has written one novel a year and Book # 110 in the People Library The Kraken and Me was his first published novel. 

Since 2018 he has secured a three book contract with Penguin. The Bluffs, has been translated into five languages. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year and the Indie’s Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and was longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year. The Deep was his second novel and was shortlisted for the 2022 Ned Kelly award for Best Crime Fiction Novel. Kyle’s third book, The Wild, is scheduled for release in August 2023.

On Saturday August 26th from 2.00-3.00pm  Kyle will be sharing his experience and tips and tricks from his journey spanning rejection to sudden success.

The People's Libarary

Part performance library, part installation of radical, social publishing, The People’s Library unfolds a once-in-a-generation narrative of reading, writing and fugitive study from across lutruwita/ Tasmania.  Gathering together a unique library of 113 books, written by 170 Tasmanian authors, and informed by the hugely influential colour system, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, this newly conceived iteration for Design Tasmania's Price Hall by A Published Event, Negative Press and designer Cherie Schweitzer, promises a dynamic, interactive and accessible experience in the heart of Launceston, in harmony with Design Tasmania founder Gary Cleveland's vision for Design Tasmania as a 'living room for the city'.

Design Tasmania
Corner of Brisbane + Tamar Streets

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