Allen & Unwin Event Roundup

Check out the latest news from Dianne Blacklock, Ber Carroll & Liane Moriarty on BookChat


In the latest issue they launch Ber's new novel, You Had It Coming (published under B.M. Carroll), with reviews from Liane Moriarty and Dianne Blacklock.
Check it out here.



Upcoming 2021 Events:      

 Keith Banks Gun to the Head


From the bestselling author of Drugs, Guns & Lies, comes Keith Banks' story of what it was really like to be a tactical police officer in the violent and corrupt eighties, Gun to the Head.

Wednesday 28 July 2021
Author Hour
Springfield Central Library
Cnr Main Street & Sirius Drive
Springfield Central, QLD
RSVP: here

Thursday 5 August 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Frankston City Libraries 
Carrum Downs Library
203 Lyrebird Drive
Carrum Downs, VIC 
RSVP: here



 Leonie Kelsall The Wattle Seed Inn 


South Australian author, Leonie Kelsall, is back with an entrancing new rural romance, The Wattle Seed Inn

Saturday 31 July 2021
Author Talk
Mt Barker Library
Dumas St
Mt Barker, SA
RSVP: 8393 6400

Thursday 5 August 2021
Bookworm TV
Facebook Live Event
More info: here

Saturday 21 August 2021
Author Talk
Charles Sturt Libraries
Woodville Civic Centre
72 Woodville Rd
Woodville, SA
RSVP: 8408 1333

Friday 25 August 2021
Author Talk
Burnside Library
401 Greenhill Rd
Tusmore, SA
RSVP: (08) 8366 4280

Tuesday 19 October 2021
Author Talk
Hallett Cove Civic Centre
1 Ragamuffin Dve
Hallett Cove, SA
RSVP: (08) 8375 6600

Tuesday 9 November 2021
Author Talk & Morning Tea
Adelaide Plains Library 
61 Old Port Rd
Two Wells, SA
RSVP: (08) 8520 2100



Paig Clark She is Haunted


Paige Clark has crafted an exquisite, moving and sophisticated debut work of fiction. Full of wit and humour, She Is Haunted announces an entrancing new literary voice as contemporary as it is unique.

Monday 23 August 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In conversation 
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop and Zoom online
Avid Reader
193 Boundary St 
West End, QLD
RSVP: here



Brooke McAlary Care


Brooke McAlary is passionate about slow living, encouraging us to live simpler, slower lives. Her new book, Care, is a call-to-arms for a new approach to living well - for everyone.

Friday 27 August 2021
11:30am - 12:30pm 
Tea Topics
Woollahra Library at Double Bay
451 New South Head Road
Double Bay, NSW
RSVP: here

Monday 30 August 2021
FrankTALK with Brooke McAlary
Frankston City Libraries
60 Playne Street
Frankston, VIC
RSVP: here

Tuesday 31 August 2021
12:30pm - 2:30pm 
In conversation
The Red Bird
1/332 Pakington St
Newtown, VIC
RSVP: here

Tuesday 31 August 2021
In conversation
Brunswick Bound
361 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
RSVP: here

Wednesday 1 September 2021
In conversation with Clare Bowditch (author of Your Own Kind of Girl)
Readings Hawthorn
Woiworung Country
701 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn, VIC
RSVP: here

Thursday 2 September 2021
In conversation
Libraries After Dark
Portland Library
32 Bentinck St 
Portland, VIC
RSVP: (03) 5522 2265

Friday 3 September 2021
In conversation
City Hall, The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre
1 Bay Rd
Mount Gambier SA 
RSVP: here



Craig Silvey Honeybee


Join Craig Silvey in conversation as he unpacks the notions of representation, visibility and fluidity, and his much-loved new novel, Honeybee

Event moved to mid-September
Date TBC
In conversation
Vivid Ideas Exchange
University of Technology 
The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building 
Ultimo, NSW




 Rebecca Timmis The Best Friend Promise: MerTales 1


Gold Coast author-illustrator, Rebecca Timmis, has created a sea-sational new series, packed with mermagic and flipperific adventure. Join her to celebrate the release of The Best Friend Promise: MerTales 1.

Saturday 31 July 2021
Book Launch
Mad Hatters Bookshop
Shop 3, Manly 7 Day Markets
50 Cambridge Parade
Manly, QLD
More info: here
RSVP:(07) 3393 5130



Malla Nunn Sugar Town Queens


From the award-winning author Malla Nunn, comes Sugar Town Queens, a stunning portrait of a family divided and an uplifting story of how friendship saves and heals.

Tuesday 3 August 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book Launch
Where the Wild Things Are
Zoom Event
RSVP: here



Boori Monty Pryor Story Doctors 


From Australia's Children's Laureate 2012-13, Boori Monty Pryor, comes Story Doctors, an empowering story for all Australians, acknowledging our true history, embracing inclusivity, and celebrating the healing powers of nature and culture.

Thursday 5 August 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Primary & Secondary Book Chat
The Little Bookroom
220 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North, VIC
RSVP: here



Mirranda Burton Underground


Led by an unconscientiously objecting wombat registered for military service during Australia's war in Vietnam, Mirranda Burton's Underground digs tunnels through a chapter of Australian history that many have attempted to bury.

Tuesday 10 August 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Book Launch
54 Victoria Street
Carlton, VIC 
RSVP: here



Jason Pamment Treasure in the Lake


 Jason Pamment is a debut graphic novelist who has created Treasure in the Lake, a fantasy-adventure graphic novel about two best friends and their discovery of a mysterious village.

Sunday 12 September 2021
10:00am ACST
Book Launch
Greenlight Comics
18 Stephens Place
Adelaide, SA 
RSVP: here



Sofie Laguna The Song of Lewis Carmichael


From highly acclaimed author Sofie Laguna comes The Song of Lewis Carmichael, a beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic.

Saturday 9 October 2021
Book Launch
Ironbark Shelter at Edendale Community Farm
30 Gastons Rd
Eltham VIC 
RSVP: (03) 9439 8700