Writers Live - Eliza Henry-Jones discusses "Ache" with Jo Riccioni
19th Oct '17 @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet one of Australia's most acclaimed young writers, Eliza Henry-Jones, when she discusses her new novel, Ache, with writer and bookseller, Jo Riccioni.
Ache is an exploration of how a family and a community reconfigures and recovers in the wake of a tragedy.
A year ago a terrible bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home and the regional town of her childhood half destroyed. Annie fled to the city in the wake of the fire, but her hometown continues to haunt her and Annie's relationship with her husband is increasingly strained as her daughter reels in the aftermath of the horrific event.
Eventually she is called back to the place she loves most in the world.
Join us when Eliza Henry-Jones and Jo Riccioni discuss Ache at 6.30pm on Thursday October 19th, 2017.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Eliza Henry-Jones' debut novel, In The Quiet, was published in 2015 when Eliza was 25 years old, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the NSW Premier's Award, and longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards and Indie Book Awards. Eliza has qualifications in English, psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. She has recently completed an honours year in creative writing, exploring bushfire trauma. She live in the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and too many animals.
About Jo Riccioni:
Jo Riccioni’s first novel, The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store, for which she was awarded a Varuna fellowship, won the 2015 International Rubery Award for Fiction and was long-listed for the New Angle Prize in the UK. Jo’s short stories have won numerous prizes, both in Australia and the UK, and have been read on the BBC and Radio National. Jo’s story Shibboleth recently won the Margaret River Press Competition and leads their 2016 collection Shibboleth and Other Stories. She was a panelist and reader at the inaugural Australian Short Story Festival in Perth in 2016. Jo combines her skills as an adult educator and bookseller with her passion for writing and reading.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 19th Oct
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM