Due to an overwhelming response the Short Story Workshop is now booked out. There are still tickets available to the National Year of Reading Book Club Dinner to hear Chris speak about writing and his Miles Franklin Literary Award nominated novel Bereft. This book was also nominated for the National Year of Reading vote for Our Story.
Bereft is a searing gothic novel of love, longing and justice set just when the Great War has ended. Chris Womersley's fiction and reviews have appeared in Granta, Best Australian Stories 2006, 2010 and 2011, The Griffith Review, Meanjin and The Age. His first novel The Low Road won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. His second novel Bereft was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian Society of Literature Gold Medal and won the Indie Award for Best Fiction. Tickets are available for $80 per person by contacting Orange City Library on 6393 8132. Tickets include a three course meal, musical entertainment by Barry Patterson and of course Chris' talk. Please book your place and make payments before Tuesday 1 May.