Peter Goldsworthy - Double life
Peter Goldsworthy is a celebrated author, playwright, poet and opera librettist who last year was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to literature and the community.
He is also a medical practitioner who likes to ride his bicycle to work and house calls! Peter’s first collection of poetry won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. His novels have sold over 400,000 copies in Australia alone, and been widely translated.
His first novel, Maestro, was voted by members of the Australian Society of Authors as one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time.
He wrote the libretti for the Richard Mills operas, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Batavia, the latter winning the 2002 Robert Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work. More recently he has been drawn to theatre, with his stage adaptation of his 1991 novel, Honk If You Are Jesus, winning numerous awards. Three other novels and a short story, The Kiss, have been adapted for the stage.
Five of his novels are currently being adapted for the screen. He is currently working on several projects including an original stage-play - Five Bodies, Six Acts - and a cycle of cabaret songs.
Ita Buttrose, editor, author and one of Australia’s best-known journalists, will talk to Peter about his new book of short stories, Gravel, and his busy, busy double life.
Saturday June 18
$25 general admission
The J Foyer
Duration 1 hour duration
Inclusions: Drink and nibbles (includes
glass of wine).
The 'J', Noosa Heads
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