Writers Live: Alice Spigelman on "The Budapest Job"
21st Mar @ Berkelouw Paddington
We're thrilled to be having author Alice Spigelman In Conversation with journalist Deborah Hope at Berkelouw Books Paddington on Thursday March 21 where she'll be chatting about her new thriller, The Budapest Job.
Alice is a Hungarian-born Australian clinical psychologist, writer and human rights advocate and a 2012 Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for "service to the community as an advocate for human rights and social justice, particularly for women and refugees, and through contributions to cultural organisations". Alice is also the current chair of Sculpture by the Sea.
Her new novel, The Budapest Job, is a fast-paced thriller that builds to a dramatic revelation. It follows a young Australian architect arriving in Budapest in 1989, the year Communism is collapsing. He becomes embroiled in a secret police operation amidst the political turmoil of the times as he tries to track down the person who murdered his father in 1953 during the Stalinist years. When he makes the shocking discovery of the perpetrator’s identity he must decide whether to take revenge or let let justice be delivered.
Geoffrey Robertson QC (human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster) described The Budapest Job as "a thrilling and chilling book about how the past is never passed. Innocent eyes open at discovering betrayal and collaboration when a communist state collapses – a fine novel that is all too true to life".
Writer, journalist, broadcaster and author William Shawcross said Alice's new work is, "mysterious, thrilling and dramatic. The Budapest Job is an extraordinary book, a skilful and fast moving, sometimes frightening evocation of the agonies of Hungary under Stalinism and still today.”
We look forward to welcoming Alice and you on March 21st!
Please make sure you book your seats here.
See you then,
The team at Berkelouw Books Paddington
Where: 19 Oxford Street, Paddington, 2021, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 21st Mar
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM