Archive Festival 2014

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New Fiction: Surprising Families
Tuesday, May 20 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Sally Piper, Annah Faulkner, Carol Major (facilitator)
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Carol Major talks with Sally Piper and Annah Faulkner about the dynamic families at the centre of their novels. Sally’s novel Grace’s Table is set around a wondrous meal on Grace’s 70th birthday and is a moving and often funny story about the power of memory and the family rituals that define us. And in the award-winning The Beloved, Annah Faulkner weaves a captivating story of mothers and daughters and of the importance of following your dream, set against the lush backdrop of Port Moresby in the 50s.

Presented with Varuna, the National Writers House.

Annah Faulkner (Australian)

Annah Faulkner’s manuscript, The Beloved, won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Emerging Author in 2011. It was published by Picador in 2012. In 2013 it was commended for the FAW Christina Stead Award, short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and won the Nita B Kibble Award. Annah lives with her husband on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and is presently working on her second novel.

Carol Major
Carol Major (Australian)

Carol Major is an author, teacher and writing consultant at Advanced Narrative.

Sally Piper (Australian)

Sally Piper is a former nurse who lives and writes in Brisbane. Her debut novel Grace’s Table (UQP) was shortlisted in the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards – Emerging Queensland Author category and in 2013 she won a Varuna Publishing Fellowship. She had a story selected in the inaugural One Book Many Brisbanes anthology and has had other short fiction and non-fiction published in Australia and the UK, appearing online and in print in literary magazines and The Weekend Australian.