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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: Author Talk
Tuesday, May 15 2012
How Aborigines Made Australia Code: SR21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: History, Indigenous, , Science & Environment

Bill Gammage explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Business Breakfast: Mao on Toast Code: 6  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics

Loretta Napoleoni talks to Kevin Rudd about what we can learn from China’s economic transformation.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $80
Dockside, Level 1 Balcony, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling harbour  read more >
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Code: 9  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Come and meet Jeff Kinney, author of some of the most popular children's books of all time.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$12
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
Durban Legend: Malla Nunn’s Life of Crime Code: SR14  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Join Malla Nunn as she talks about her latest gripping crime novel set in the violent underworld of Durban.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9716 1810
Ashfield Civic Centre, Level 6, Council Chambers, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  read more >
Awesome Mawson: Peter FitzSimons Code: SR29  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , History

Peter FitzSimons discusses the saga of Sir Douglas Mawson that coincided with the parallel race to the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith  read more >
Susan Duncan on The Briny Café Code: SR17  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Join Susan Duncan, author of the bestselling Salvation Creek, as she discusses the inspiration behind her novel, The Briny Café.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9839 6620
Blacktown City Max Webber Library, Level 1, Library Function Centre, Corner of Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blackto  read more >
Not Dead Yet: Peter James Code: SR23  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Peter James discusses his latest offering in the bestselling Roy Grace detective series, Not Dead Yet.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 4645 4444
Ingleburn Branch Library & Community Centre, Corner of Oxford and Cumberland Roads, Ingleburn  read more >
Kathy Lette: Live in Newcastle Code: SR25  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Kathy Lette discusses the inspiration behind her latest novel, The Boy Who Fell To Earth.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $12/$8
Newcastle City Hall, Concert Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle  read more >
Jeanette Winterson Code: 11  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Jeanette Winterson discusses her new memoir and answers all your questions.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
Geoff Dyer Could Say Anything Code: 19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres:

Geoff Dyer talks about his latest book – and everything in between.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Retro Code: 22  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fashion, History, Art & Design,

Adrian Franklin tells why we love mid-twentieth century design.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Lowdown from Jim Hightower Code: 249  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Texas author Jim Hightower tells us there are things about America’s politicians that are still private. (And shouldn’t be.)

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Buried Secrets: Kate Grenville  * SOLD OUT * Code: SR22  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Kate Grenville discusses her new novel, a sequel to her bestselling The Secret River.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby  read more >
Spirit House: Mark Dapin Code: SR31  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Mark Dapin talks to Catharine Lumby about his latest novel, Spirit House, the story of a former POW.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9399 6966
Randwick Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick  read more >
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Code: SR32  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction,

Join Peter Corris as he tells stories of Sydney’s mad, bad and dangerous to know.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9952 8352 www.petercorris.eventbrite.com.au
Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street (within Top Ryde City shopping centr, Ryde  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
The End of Ponzi Prosperity  * SOLD OUT * Code: 88  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Satyajit Das asks, can the world’s financial system last?

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Doggie Style Code: 91  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Art & Design,

Steven Miller shows how Australian art went to the dogs.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio  read more >
Jeff Jarvis: Let Freedom Reign Code: 100  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry, Feminism

Jeff Jarvis is on a mission to keep the Internet free. Join him for this talk introduced by the ABC’s Mark Scott.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Wharf Theatre 2  read more >
Bad News Code: 127  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Robert Manne examines the way The Australian shapes national debate.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9242 8555
Customs House, The Reading Room, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay  read more >
Brain Food  * SOLD OUT * Code: SR30  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment, , Young Adult

Dr Karl shines a light on how bodies work in his new book, Brain Food.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
The End of Trust? Code: 150  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Satyajit Das tells us about our breakdown in trust.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Transit of Venus: 1631 to Present  * SOLD OUT * Code: 189  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment, History,

Nick Lomb discusses this rare astronomical event.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $32/$28
Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks  read more >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
Unicorn Tails Code: 199  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Join Aleesah Darlison for stories about unicorns and magical worlds. Bring a pad and texta!

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Completely, Utterly and Categorically Doomed Code: 203  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

We’re all doomed. Fact. Be among the first to hear about the new Just! book by Andy Griffiths.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Picture This Code: 206  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham show us how words and pictures together complete a story.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Join the Brotherband Code: 210  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

John Flanagan reveals the next instalment in his gripping new series, Brotherband.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Grimstones Code: 215  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Asphyxia leads us into the magical miniature world of the Grimstones puppet family.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Just Doomed! Code: SR19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

The one-and-only Andy Griffiths introduces the new book in his ridiculously popular Just! series.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, bookings essential 4645 5039
Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street, Camden  read more >