The Book Lovers Event presented by U3A BB is open not only to U3A members but to all those who love books. This exciting event features Award winning Author Mark Henshaw in Conversation with Marion Roubos- Bennett, Director of Batemans Bay Writers Festival, plus a presentation by Eurobodalla Libraries on their digital services, a book exchange and afternoon tea. This event is being held 2-4pm on Thursday 17 September at the Bay Waters Holiday Resort corner Kings & Pacific Highways Batemans Bay.
The featured Author, Mark Henshaw, is the winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for fiction for The Snow Kimono. U3A Book Group Co-ordinator Diana Cody says “The combined U3A Book Groups are delighted that Mark Henshaw has accepted their invitation to speak about his award-winning book which is a psychological thriller set in Japan, Paris and Algiers. So we are extending an invitation to all other Book Groups in the Shire as well as individual readers to attend.” Diana goes on to say “We are also very pleased that Marion – Roubos Bennett, Director of the Batemans Bay Writers Festival, has agreed to lead the discussion with Mark and we are inviting those attending to email their questions in advance to the contacts as set out below”.
The Snow Kimono is described in an interview with Susan Wyndham published in the Canberra Times as “a boldy creative and cinematic work” and Diana Cody adds “it is a complex book which we chose as an ideal subject for an in depth discussion with its author”. The first novel by Mark Henshaw, Out of the Line of Fire, was one of the biggest selling Australian literary novels of the decade. For many years Mark was a curator at the National Gallery of Australia. He only recently returned to writing fiction full-time The programme also features a presentation by Eurobodalla Libraries on their Digital Services, a Book Exchange in which guests can bring one or two books to swap and afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome, the entry fee is $5 and bookings are essential. For information and bookings contact Diana Cody [email protected] tel.44786 341 or Margaret McClintock [email protected] tel.4472 0336