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First Tuesday Book Club October 2018 - with 4 Special Guest Authors!

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885 Burke Rd

Camberwell, VIC 3124

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Please note new location, Barolo Trattoria Camberwell. We apologise for the inconvenience, the function room is upstairs & there is no lift.

*Please note that there is NO SET BOOK for our Book Club! You may come & just listen, or talk about whatever you have recently been reading - no pressure, just books!*

Our guest authors for Tuesday October 2nd are:

Katherine Collette - Australian fiction (The Helpline)

Katherine Collette is a writer and sewage engineer living in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

Her debut novel, The Helpline, came out this month in Australia and New Zealand through Text Publishing and is out September and then in the UK, North America and Italy next year. Katherine is also the co-host of the First Time podcast about the first time you publish a book.

Ash Oldfield - fantasy fiction

Ash Oldfield is a fantasy fiction and children’s writer from Melbourne, Australia. Always having a love for the written word, Ash wrote her first stories by moonlight at the tender age of five, long after her parents thought she had gone to bed. To this very day Ash still prefers to write by the light of the moon long after any sensible person has succumbed to sleep.

When she is not working on her latest piece of fiction, Ash enjoys drinking good coffee, taking her dog for walks on the beach and hanging out with her two cats. In 2012 she took the plunge, quit her day job and has been writing full time ever since.

Ash's debut novel, Fyrebyrne Island was published in 2017. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a dragon? Then this book might just be for you! Book 2 has also just been published this year.


Alison Nelson - literature novel

The Children’s House is a lovely, lyrical and meditative novel, with a title that refers to both an actual dormitory-style communal house in Israel, and the desire—shared by many in the book—to find a true sense of home.

Set in 1997, its protagonist is Marina, a scholar and lecturer living in Harlem, New York, who is reflecting on her dysfunctional upbringing. Her thoughts revolve around her mother, Gizela, who disappeared 20 years ago; Leni, the first wife of her husband, who also abandoned her family; and Marina’s recent encounters with Constance, a refugee from the Rwandan genocide. The physical and emotional distance of absent mothers is one of the novel’s central concerns: Gizela, separated from her children by the communal living in Israel, was incapable of displaying genuine affection or maternal instinct. Leni, suffocated by the demands of Jacob’s close-knit family, fled overseas with another man, and Constance has been too traumatised by war to care for her small son.

Alice Nelson weaves the different narratives together with sympathy and skill. In particular, Harlem is wonderfully described as a melting pot of immigrants searching for a place they can belong to. The Children’s House is a must-read for fans of contemporary-fiction masters such as Colm Tóibín and Paul Auster. While the book unfolds slowly, it remains an enticing read throughout.

Liz Porter - true crime non-fiction

Liz Porter is a journalist who began her career in Hong Kong and then worked in Sydney, London and Stuttgart before returning to her hometown of Melbourne, where she is now working as a freelance journalist.

Liz does the occasional piece for the Monash University and Melbourne University magazines and her work appears on the US crime writing site crimemagazine.com. She has also worked on some private book commissions and gives talks on forensic science in schools and libraries.Liz has won awards for her writing on legal issues and has published a novel, Unnatural Order, recently republished as an e-book by Clan Destine Press and available on Amazon.

Her first forensic science book Written on the Skin was joint winner of the 2007 Ned Kelly Prize for best true crime book, while her second, Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science won the 2012 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for best true crime book.Liz also has a chapter in If I Tell You … I’ll Have To Kill You (Australia’s leading crime writers reveal their secrets) – an anthology edited by best-selling crime author Michael Robotham.

Liz's latest book is Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness, published by Singapore’s Marshall Cavendish in early 2018 and republished by Australia’s Big Sky in May 2018.A regular public speaker on crime and forensic science, she is now researching the history of police forensics in Victoria for a PhD at La Trobe University.

Liz is an enthusiastic ocean swimmer who sings in the women’s pop choir The Decibelles, and occasionally with the Melbourne Bach Choir. She is also a hopelessly devoted fan of the St Kilda Football Club.


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We will provide some finger foods and beverages/tea/coffee on the night, as well as some giveaways supplied by publishers. The cost for each evening will be $15.00 all inclusive.

Please join us by booking a ticket here, or via camberwell@dymocks.com.au, or in store. Doors open 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

Dymocks Camberwell celebrated 2012 The National Year of Reading with the inauguration of our very own First Tuesday Book Club, each month.

We start the evening by talking about our favourite novels, both new & older ones. We will ask participants to comment about books they have read or are reading, just like a normal book club. We won’t be setting a monthly book, as we want to hear about as many books as possible, including old favourites. You may just want to listen at times and hear about other people’s experiences with their books. It is totally up to you!

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