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July 2017

Too Right Book Launch

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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"Make no mistake, refusing to buy this book is a direct violation of my free speech. Reading any other book before this one counts as silencing me. Giving this book fewer than five stars in your review is typical Left-wing bias. Anything short of immediate, complete adoration for every last wonderful idea presented in this treatise will be immediately referred to the Human Rights Commission. That being said, please enjoy what I humbly believe to be the greatest book ever…

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August 2017

The Animators Author Talk: Kayla Rae Whitaker

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+10
Rising Sun Workshop, 1c Whateley Street
Sydney,NSW2042Australia
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Funny and heartbreaking by turn, The Animators is a dazzling story of female friendship, the cost of a creative life, and the secrets that can undo us. Join Kayla Rae Whitaker on her Australian tour for a talk about her debut novel The Animators (which was our March Book of the Month). Food and drinks are included in the ticket price. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you book. Bookings essential as places are limited.

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Sydney launch of Shaun Prescott’s ‘The Town’

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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Join Brow Books (the new books imprint from The Lifted Brow) and Shaun Prescott at Better Read Than Dead for the Sydney launch of his novel THE TOWN. Local author Vanessa Berry will officially launch this remarkable novel into the world. It’s free to attend, the drinks are on us, and the novel can be purchased on the night. Shaun Prescott’s debut novel THE TOWN follows an unnamed narrator’s efforts to complete a book about disappeared towns in the Central…

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Rusty Young Author Talk

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+10
Leadbelly Newtown, 42 King St
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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For seven years Rusty Young, author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, lived and worked in Colombia, interviewing special forces soldiers, snipers, undercover intelligence agents and members of two vicious terrorist organisations – the FARC and Autodefensas. During this time he was both shocked and touched by the stories of child soldiers he encountered. He vowed to one day turn their tales into a book and let their voices be heard. Join Rusty Young for an author talk and book…

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Emma Viskic in-conversation with Meg Keneally

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, was awarded 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut (joint winner), and Readers' Choice. Her second novel, And Fire Came Down, picks up six months after Resurrection Bay and reflects modern Australia through its diverse characters and explores themes such as the nature of family and belonging, and the grip our pasts can have on us, both good…

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High Tea with Meg Mason

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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What do you do, when you find the perfect family, and it's not yours? A charming, funny and irresistible novel about families, friendship and tiny little white lies. Join Meg Mason as we discuss her latest novel You Be Mother over a high tea of sweets, scones, sandwiches and champagne. About the book; "The only thing Abi ever wanted was a proper family. So when she falls pregnant by an Australian exchange student in London, she cannot pack up her…

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September 2017

High Tea with Sophie Green

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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Join Sophie Green to celebrate the release of The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club over a high tea of sweets, sandwiches, champagne and scones. About the book; In 1978 the Northern Territory has begun to self-govern. Cyclone Tracy is a recent memory and telephones not yet a fixture on the cattle stations dominating the rugged outback. Life is hard and people are isolated. But they find ways to connect. Sybil is the matriarch of Fairvale Station, run…

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Jane Harper at Leadbelly

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+10
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street
Newtown,NSW2042Australia
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Jane Harper's bestselling debut first novel, The Dry, was awarded Indie Book of the Year 2017 and ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year 2017, with film rights sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Her second novel, Force of Nature, follows the disapearance of a woman on a corporate retreat and delves into an invesigation wrought with secrets, deception and distrust. About Force of Nature; Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track.…

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