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An Evening with Kerry O'Brien

Author Talk by Kerry O'Brien

He is well-known for his never back-down approach to getting answers to tough questions from world leaders, politicians, celebrities, and the best and the brightest of our time.

And veteran journalist, Kerry O’Brien will share tales from his 52-year career, when he takes to the stage at the brand new Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill on December 5.

The six-time Walkley award-winner will also discuss his new book, Kerry O’Brien, A Memoir, which reflects on the big events, the lessons learned, the lessons ignored, and the decision shaping acts – some he was present for – which changed the world forever following World War II.

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5 December, 2018

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Christine Anu In Conversation and Song

Performed by Christine Anu

For nearly 30 years, Christine Anu has entertained audiences across music, movies, television and radio.

 

Christine is also the first Indigenous female entertainer in Australia to showcase her rich cultural heritage and the beauty of her first-language, bringing songs such as ‘Kulba Yaday’ into mainstream arenas.

Throughout the presentation, Christine will not only share personal anecdotes about her life and illustrious career but Christine will also perform a selection of songs spanning her acclaimed music career, including songs from the Torres Strait Islands, Sunshine on a Rainy Day and our unofficial national anthem My Island Home, which was selected by the National Film and Sound Archives to be inducted into the Sounds of Australia Registry alongside Midnight Oil and the Wiggles.

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7 February, 2019

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An Evening with Mark Tedeschi

Author Talk by Mark Tedeschi, AM QC

Widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier true crime authors, join renowned barrister and former Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi, AM QC, as he discusses his new book Missing, Presumed Dead.

With intimate knowledge from his role in the case as prosecutor, meticulous research and great sensitivity, this book tells the story of the disappearances of Dorothy Davis and Kerry Whelan.

 

The evening will conclude with book sales and signing conducted by Dymocks Rouse Hill at the Box Office, cash and card accepted.

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Tues, 21 June | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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An Evening with Belinda Alexandra

Author Talk presented by the Hills Shire Library Services

A world in chaos. Two very different women. And the mystery of the man who may connect them. 

Join us for an evening with bestselling author, Belinda Alexandra, as she discusses her new book The French Agent. From one of Australia's bestselling authors comes the riveting thriller of revenge, love and secrets in 1946, taking us from Paris, France to Sydney, Australia.

Belinda Alexandra is the author of nine bestselling novels and a non-fiction book about women and cats. Belinda has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Hungary, and the United States.

The evening will conclude with book sales and signing.

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Fri 28 October | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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An Evening with Petronella McGovern in Conversation with B.M. Carroll

Author talk presented by the Hills Shire Library Services

A heart-stopping cocktail of family secrets and sinister unsolved disappearances. 

Join us for an in conversation with bestselling author, Petronella McGovern, as she discusses her new thriller The Liars.

 

The book focuses on the close-knit community of Kinton Bay, who are left in a state of shock when fifteen-year-old Sienna Britton makes a grisly discovery near a cave in the national park.

Petronella McGovern is a best-selling author of psychological suspense, fascinated by people; particularly what makes us tick, how we view the world and the lies we tell others and ourselves. She also holds an interest in the complexities of relationships and the dynamics in families.

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Wed 2 November | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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An Evening with Larry Emdur

Author talk presented by the Hills Shire Library Services

Larry Emdur is one of Australia's most popular and enduring TV personalities but long before game shows and morning TV, Larry was just a cheeky kid from Bondi.

Larry Emdur is TV's Mr Nice Guy and one of Australia's loveable larrikins. At 19, Larry got his first job with Seven Nightly News, but he was never going to be a conventional broadcast news journalist. Over the next 40 years, Larry would find his niche in Australian televisions, hosting popular game shows including The Main Event, Wheel of Fortune, and a record-breaking 1500 episodes of The Price is Right. Larry co-hosts Channel Seven's The Morning Show and hosts The Chase Australia.

Join Larry as he discusses his memoir Happy As - a book full of stories of Australian Summers in the 1970s and '80s and the magic of family. It is a perfect blend of nostalgia, side-splitting humour and heartbreaking pathos that will leave you wishing it was the '80s again. You can also purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by Larry at the end of the evening. Tickets are available from Monday 26 September.

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Tue 22 November | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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An Evening with Jane Caro

Author Talk presented by the Hills Shire Library Services

Just like the garden, the fuse box, the bills, bin night and blown light bulbs, this was just something else she'd now have to take care of herself.

Join the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author, Jane Caro, as she discusses her book The Mother - a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core.

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Recently widowed, Miriam Duffy is a respectable North Shore real estate agent and devoted mother and grandmother. She was thrilled when her younger daughter Ally married her true love, but as time goes by Miriam wonders whether all is well with Ally, as she moves to the country and gradually withdraws, finding excuses every time Miriam offers to visit. Their relationship has always had its ups and downs, and Miriam tries to give her daughter the distance she so clearly wants. But is all as it seems? When the truth of her daughter's situation is revealed, Miriam watches in disbelief as Ally and her children find themselves increasingly vulnerable and cut off from the world. As the situation escalates and the law proves incapable of protecting them, Miriam is faced with an unthinkable decision. But she will do anything for the people she loves most in the world. Wouldn't you?

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum and Sunrise. She has created and presented five documentary series for ABC's Compass, airing in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo 'Women With Clout'. She writes regular columns in Sunday Life. She has published twelve books, including Just a Girl, Just a Queen and Just Flesh & Blood, a young adult trilogy about the life of Elizabeth Tudor, and the memoir Plain Speaking Jane. She created and edited Unbreakable which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Her most recent non-fiction work is Accidental Feminists, about the fate of women over 50. The Mother is her first novel for adults.

Dates & Times

Wed 8 Feb | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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An Evening with Sophie Green

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Join Australian bestselling author Sophie Green as she discusses her new book. Weekends with the Sunshine Gardening Society is a warm, uplifting story of female friendship, community and new beginnings.

Noosa Heads, 1987: Newly divorced Cynthia has returned to her hometown from Los Angeles to reconnect with her 19-year-old daughter, who is pregnant and determined not to listen to her mother's advice. Cynthia's former best friend, Lorraine, has been stuck mowing lawns as part of a business she shares with her husband - his dream, not hers. When Cynthia convinces Lorraine to join the local Sunshine Gardening Society, they meet young widow Elizabeth, and rootless, heartbroken Kathy.

The four women soon discover the society is much more than an opportunity to chat about flowers. Rather, it offers them the chance to lend a helping hand to people whose lives need a bit of care and attention right along with their gardens.

Between pulling up weeds and planting natives, the women learn from each other that some roots go deep, and others shallow; that seeds can lie dormant for a long time before they spring to life, and that careful tending is the key to lives and friendships that reach their full potential.

The evening will conclude with book sales and signings.

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Wednesday, 20 September | 6:30pm

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An Evening with Judy Nunn

Author Talk presented by The Hills Shire Library Service and Judy Nunn

Black sheep - there's one in every family . . .Join author Judy Nunn as she talks about her new book, 'Black Sheep'. 

 

Orphaned at sixteen, James Wakefield was determined to be a gun shearer like his father. Now he’s killed twice, changed his name, and is on the run from the law. He had his reasons for both murders, and he felt no joy in taking life … Or did he?

'Black Sheep' is a sweeping historical novel about a prosperous sheep-farming family and the enigmatic young man with a dark past they let into their lives.

Don't miss out on a great evening!

About the Author

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose. Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she has been published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish. Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne, Spirits of the Ghan, Sanctuary, Khaki Town and Showtime! confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers. She has now sold over one million books in Australia alone. In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

Dates & Times

Wed, 15 Nov | 6:30pm

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1hr

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$9 per person

The evening will conclude with book sales and signings.

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