The Biggest Book Club (BBC) has been part of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival since its inception in 2008. Always drawing a crowd, the panel, steered by Cairns’ playwright, Angela Murphy, unpicks three contemporary novels. This year’s panel will include Cairns local physiotherapist and novelist Debra Gavranich, leading Australian crime writer Chris Hammer and Netherlands-born and now Senior Curator at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Erna Walraven.
Aspiring writers and avid readers will love this session as the panel delves into the universal themes, compelling prose and masterful writing techniques used by authors to create great novels. Two of the books reflect some diverse Australian writing, while the third is beautifully evoked by English writer Sarah Winman.
Winman’s Still Life, is the story of intwining, characters who grow and rediscover relationships and art in Italy and England. First-time novelist Hayley Scrivenor has crafted a page-turning, Australian outback-noir novel, Dirt Town. And acclaimed Australian writer Robbie Arnott masterfully takes the reader into the mind of a 15-year-old boy in 1940’s Tasmania with his novel Limberlost.
On Sunday 26 February, grab a coffee, sit back and lap up the joy and wonderment of storytelling.
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