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Dervla McTiernan: What Happened to Nina? [Ballarat]


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Internationally bestselling author Dervla McTiernan comes to Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute to discuss her suspenseful new novel about two families at war.

About the Event

Nina and Simon are the perfect couple. Young, fun and deeply in love. Until they leave for a weekend at his family’s cabin in Vermont, and only Simon comes home.

Dervla McTiernan is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, including The Murder Rule, which was a New York Times thriller of the year. She has won multiple prizes, including a Ned Kelly Award, Davitt Awards, a Barry Award, and an International Thriller Writers Award. She is also the author of four novellas, and her audio novella, The Sisters, was a four-week number one bestseller in the United States.

Book sales and author signing will be available at this event.


Presented in partnership with Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute. Supported by Sorrento Writers Festival.


Accessible toilets available

Assistive Listening

Auslan interpreting available by request

Companion tickets available

Quiet space available

Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Wheelchair accessible

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About the Book


The bookseller for this event is Collins Booksellers on Lydiard


Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan is the internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed author of four novels, including The Murder Rule (4 weeks Nielsen No. 1 Fiction, Australia and a NYT Thriller of the Year), as well as her audio novellas, including The Sisters (4 weeks No 1 Audible USA) and The Fireground (No... Read more

Lexie Jeuniewic

Lexie is a reporter for ABC Ballarat, covering radio, digital, and television. She previously worked as a senior reporter for 9News Sunshine Coast and as a video journalist for 9News Border North-East.


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