Join us for our first Sunday Literary Long Lunch for 2018: 1pm Sunday 29 April!
We are very excited to announce our first long literary lunch at Little Feast restaurant for 2018 featuring marvellous Australian authors Robert Hillman and Craig Sherborne.
A three course gourmet lunch and either The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted or Off the Record
will be included in your ticket price.
(One book only p.p. The second book is available at a special price during the lunch)
Luncheon Details: 1.00pm Sunday April 29
Address: 85 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet.
Tickets: $95.00 p.p.
Information and tickets available at Great Escape Books Ph:52897052 or E:[email protected] with a contact mobile phone number and number of tickets requested.
Numbers strictly limited to 60 patrons
Full disability access
(Please inform Nicole, Sue or Lisa upon booking of any special dietary requirements
and preferred seating requests)
Event bought to you by the Lighthouse Literary Fest and Text Publishing.
More about Robert Hillman…
Robert Hillman has published more than sixty works of fiction and non-fiction.
His books feature in school libraries all over Australia and his autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award.
His publications cover sports, Australian history, nation building, Young Australian achievers, and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
(New release April 2018)
Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again.
Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew-and the most vivid person-Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy.
But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a batttle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.
PRAISE FOR ROBERT HILLMAN
AND THE BOOKSHOP OF THE BROKEN HEARTED
‘A novel of great spirit and tenderness.’ Carrie Tiffany
‘While this tale contains darkness and heartache, they are accompanied by truth and love, and ultimately, hope, and the human capacity to overcome…A sensitive, enthralling story, destined to become a favourite.’ Books+Publishing
More about Craig Sherborne…
Craig Sherborne’s memoir Hoi Polloi (2005) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s and Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The follow-up, Muck (2007), won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.
Craig’s first novel, The Amateur Science of Love (2011), won the Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award, and was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award.
His second novel, Tree Palace (2014), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.
Craig has also written two volumes of poetry, Bullion (1995) and Necessary Evil (2005), and a verse drama, Look at Everything Twice for Me (1999). He lives outside Melbourne.
Off the Record (New release February 2018)
“I have knocked on flyscreens and said to mothers of kidnapped toddlers, ‘Don’t you feel guilty for leaving your child in the front yard alone?’ I have shamed them to tears for the photographer. I have gatecrashed funerals, linked innocent corpses to local crime syndicates. Or feigned empathy to the grief-stricken to make copy from their hard-luck stories. I enjoyed the kudos of my name beneath headlines on front pages and became used to the heartlessness as if blank inside. I was doing it for my family-it was worth the cruelty.
That line of work gives your eyes a plastic appearance. I’ve noticed it in the mirror, a dead glitter.”
Callum Smith-Wordsmith, Words for short-is a newspaper journalist of the old school. He knows how to write a story that sings, knows all the tricks of the tabloid trade. And he likes to drink with his colleagues, sometimes to flirt dangerously with young women.
When his marriage blows up after a night of drinking goes way too far, Words is forced to leave the family home. Desperate to impress his estranged wife and feckless teenage son, he quits his job, taking a pay cut to work with a new online publication covering local crime. There the plum role of editor will soon be his, he reasons.
To Words, ‘Honesty is a thief-it steals your life.’ Better to do whatever it takes to get back in someone’s good books. And that is what he sets out to do, in a series of ever more calamitous, destructive and amoral adventures.
Will the irredeemable Words win back his family? Or is comeuppance around the corner?
A satirical novel by Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisted author Craig Sherborne, Off the Record stylishly skewers tabloid journalism and male vanity.
PRAISE FOR CRAIG SHERBORNE
AND OFF THE RECORD
‘Sharp, taut and sizzlingly mean, Off The Record paints a biting portrait of a hard-boiled hack you would not want on your back…It is an expertly crafted almost-satire, that, though billed as dark comedy, is a cautionary tale about the true cost of selling your professional and creative soul, and of unbridled vanity. Ruthlessly riveting.’ Herald Sun
‘Off the Record, a page-turner so scorching it makes realism seem like a form of pornography, is about sensationalist and exploitative journalism…The narrator is such a supreme wordsmith, as Sherborne was and is, that he is known as Words, and boy can he use them as acid and anthrax in the world’s water supply…It is part of Sherborne’s genius – it’s not too big a word – to revile and deconstruct every tabernacle of good taste…Pacy, sleek, muscled…A mesmerising portrait of how a creep of a guy (who can look very much like you or me) can weave a web in which he finds himself.’ Peter Craven, The Australian