Over two decades, Di Morrissey has gathered a legion of adoring fans and become an icon of the Australian publishing scene. This event, celebrating Di’s amazing career, coincides not only with the publication of her 20th novel, The Opal Desert, but also with the 20th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, The Heart of the Dreaming. Twenty bestsellers in 20 years have made Di Morrissey one of the most successful writers Australia has produced.
“In a fickle publishing industry Morrissey’s longevity and enduring bestseller status is deserving of industry recognition.” Robyn Morris, University of Wollongong.
Toni Jordan is the author of four novels. The international bestseller Addition (2008) was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Fall Girl (2010) was published internationally and has been optioned for film, while Nine Days (2012) was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award and named in Kirkus Review’s Top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Her latest novel is Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016). Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines.
Di Morrissey is one of the most successful novelists Australia has ever produced. With sales in the several million copies, she consistently tops the bestseller lists, with each book outselling the previous one.