Events

Keep up to date with Random House Australia's calendar of events including upcoming author appearances, tour dates and special events.

Bianca Nogrady

Bianca Nogrady

The End: The Human Experience Of Death

A Good Death. Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death, which attempts to answer the question, “what is death like?” and examines the final hours and minutes of life from a multitude of perspectives. Despite earning her ‘deathy’ mantle, she would rather not die any time soon.

Aug 7
Time:
Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:45pm
Venue:
SCU Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

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Bianca Nogrady

The End: The Human Experience Of Death

A Good Death. Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death, which attempts to answer the question, “what is death like?” and examines the final hours and minutes of life from a multitude of perspectives. Despite earning her ‘deathy’ mantle, she would rather not die any time soon.

Time:
Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:45pm
Venue:
SCU Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Miguel Syjuco

Ilustrado

Thirty Minutes with Miguel Syuco in conversation with Jane Camens. His debut novel Ilustrado was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. A journalist and freelance writer, Syjuco was most recently a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and the Writer-in-Residence at NTU in Singapore. He has a PhD in literature from the University of Adelaide, a master's degree in creative writing from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in English literature from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Time:
Friday, 7 August 2015, 11:00am
Venue:
First National Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Jennifer Clement

Prayers for the Stolen

Jennifer Clement in Conversation with Jennifer Byrne. Prayers for the Stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book ,First Selection for National Reading Group Month's Great Group Reads and appeared internationally on many “Best Books of the Year” lists, including The Irish Times. The novel was also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, winner of theGran Prix des LectricesLyceenes de ELLE 2015, National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Literature and was honoured with The Sara Curry Humanitarian Award.

Time:
Friday, 7 August 2015, 12:30pm
Venue:
Macquarie Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Jennifer Clement

Prayers for the Stolen

Poetry: Inspiration or Perspiration. Prayers for the Stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book ,First Selection for National Reading Group Month's Great Group Reads and appeared internationally on many “Best Books of the Year” lists, including The Irish Times. The novel was also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, winner of theGran Prix des LectricesLyceenes de ELLE 2015, National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Literature and was honoured with The Sara Curry Humanitarian Award.

Time:
Friday, 7 August 2015, 3:15pm
Venue:
First National Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Joan London

The Golden Age

Joan London in Conversation with Catherine Keenan. Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories, Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the West Australian Premier's Award for Fiction. Her second novel, The Good Parents won the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier's Literary awards. Joan London's books have all been published internationally to critical acclaim. The Golden Age is her third novel.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 1:00pm
Venue:
First National Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Julia Gillard

My Story

In Conversation with Clare Wright. Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest economy in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 11:30am
Venue:
Macquarie Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Bianca Nogrady

The End: The Human Experience Of Death

Talking Science Bianca is a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death, which attempts to answer the question, “what is death like?” and examines the final hours and minutes of life from a multitude of perspectives. Despite earning her ‘deathy’ mantle, she would rather not die any time soon.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 12:45pm
Venue:
SCU Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Jennifer Clement

Prayers for the Stolen

Turning to the Dark Side. Prayers for the Stolen was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Book ,First Selection for National Reading Group Month's Great Group Reads and appeared internationally on many “Best Books of the Year” lists, including The Irish Times. The novel was also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, winner of theGran Prix des LectricesLyceenes de ELLE 2015, National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Literature and was honoured with The Sara Curry Humanitarian Award.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 2:00pm
Venue:
SCU Marquee
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Jacqueline Harvey

Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency 10

Meet Jacqueline Harvey at her Brisbane High Tea! Jacqueline will be talking about her latest Clementine Rose and Alice-Miranda adventures over a delightful high tea spread.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 2:00pm
Venue:
St Aidans Anglican Girls School
Christine Hartland Centre
11 Ruthven Street
Corinda QLD
Tickets:
Tickets are $39. For tickets visit trybooking.com/IELM
For enquiries contact Megan on 07 3373 5912.
Lisa Walker

Arkie's Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing

Meet the Locals. Lisa Walker, Emma Ashmere and Eben Venter, plus a presentation of the Susie Warrick Young Writers' Award. Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing is Lisa's third novel. Her half-hour radio play Baddest Backpackers aired on ABC Radio National in 2008. She was a finalist in the ABC Regional Short Story Award and winner of the Byron Bay Writers Festival short story award. Her writing has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald online and the Review of Australian Fiction.

Time:
Saturday, 8 August 2015, 9:00am
Venue:
First National Marquee
North Byron Events
LOT 1 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Tickets:
Festival passes available online and by calling 6685-5115.

BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Festivals

Adelaide Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival
Byron Bay Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival
Perth Writers Festival
Sydney Writers Festival
Voices on the Coast
Somerset Festival
Festival Of Golden Words