Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next. And let’s face it, a first-time local writer isn’t guaranteed of a guest spot on Rove, or the high-profile national tour.
Every fortnight, let DEBUT MONDAYS be your guide. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.
Under the spotlight for our kick-off event: Bob Franklin’s collection of literary horror stories, Under Stones, Andrew McDonald’s YA romp The Greatest Blogger in the World, Sofie Laguna’s Miles Franklin-longlisted One Foot Wrong and Our Girls, Madeleine Hamilton’s exploration of 40s and 50s Australian pinup girls.
Bob Franklin is a highly respected writer, actor and comedian (perhaps most recognisable from The Librarians, Stupid Stupid Men and Thank God You’re Here).
Madeleine Hamilton is a long-term aficionado of mid-20th-century design and popular culture, and the owner of an extensive collection of posters, books and ephemera relating to American pin-ups girls.
Sofie Laguna was born in Sydney and moved to a farm in the country when she was 12. Beginning her career as an actor, she turned to writing in her 30s. She has written for children and young adults (Bird and Sugar Boy, My Yellow Blankie, Too Loud Lily and Bad Buster).
Andrew McDonald is an author of books for children and young adults.