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Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, is this new novel by the best-selling Australian author of The Paris Seamstress. Natasha is the author of six novels of dynastic fiction – about strong women succeeding in a man's world – be it obstetrics, cosmetics, fashion or journalism.

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Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. It’s March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown’s Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she’s making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. After combining her successful international acting career with scriptwriting, Judy Nunn decided in the 1990s to turn her hand to prose, writing a number of subsequent bestsellers.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. The author of six novels including Loaded, The Slap and Barracuda, each of which was made into either a film or television series, Christos Tsiolkas is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded authors.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Barry Heard - The Operators

Sophisticated computer hacking told the Asian syndicate everything it needed to know about Wally - everything but why it would be a big mistake to kidnap him! The Operators is a thrilling yarn of wit, man bags, and old-fashioned ingenuity in the face of a changing world from master storyteller Barry Heard. Barry’s books include the bestselling memoir Well Done, Those Men, its prequel, The View from Connor’s Hill, and the World War I novel Tag.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Author image J.M. Green


J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her debut novel, Good Money, the first hardboiled-crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, was shortlisted for a 2016 Ned Kelly Award, the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Award for best debut, as well as the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Shoot Through is the third in the Stella Hardy series, following Too Easy.

Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

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Shane Tindal – Just Like A Son

Eighteen year old Freddy has always wanted to be a pilot like his World War Two pilot father and enrols at the Point Cook Air Force College as a cadet. After active service Freddy wakes up, severely injured in a strange hut to find out that he has crashed a Vampire jet, and is to face a court-martial. Author Shane Tindal’s first novel draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force, initially as a service brat, then as a legal officer and finally as the spouse of an Air Force Engineer.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library

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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.


Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre