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Heather Morris - Cilka's Journey


Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. Her second novel, Cilka’s Journey, is the breathtaking sequel to the internationally bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on what is known of Cilka’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, this is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity. Cilka’s Journey is the remarkable story of one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.


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New York Times bestselling author of The Dry and former Geelong resident, Jane Harper, joins us to discuss her compelling new novel, The Survivors.
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Jane is one of this country’s most popular authors so book early to avoid missing out on this great event!

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Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Monica will be chatting with author Suzanne Leal, whose most recent novel The Deceptions has been shortlisted for the 2020 Nib Literary Award (winner announced on 12th November).


Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Jack West Jr is back! Against all the odds, he found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the five iron mountains - two of which have never been found - and perform a mysterious feat known only as 'The Fall'.
Matthew Reilly is the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels, the Jack West novels, and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.

He will be joining us from Los Angeles and chatting with author Neal Drinnan for this blockbuster online author event.


Tuesday, 27 October 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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