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  • Location: Sails Restaurant, Noosa Heads, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland


"What is a spy?
Are they born or are they made?"

Australian author Christopher Koch's The Memory Room is a story about espionage but its aims go far beyond those of a thriller. His latest novel is a gripping, psychological study of a brilliant but eccentric secret intelligence operative, with an exploration of the mystical nature of secrecy itself and of the consequences of a shared obsession.

With a uniquely Australian perspective on the world, Christopher Koch AO is one of this country's most influential writers.

He is author of seven novels and has twice been awarded the Miles Franklin Award for The Doubleman in 1985 and Highways to a War in 1996. His novel The Year of Living Dangerously, set in Jakarta during the fall of the Sukarno regime was made into an Academy Award nominated film by Peter Weir.

In February this year he was awarded one of the highest career achievement honours in Australian literature - The Australia Council for the Arts' Writers Emeritus Award.

Meet one of Australia's most acclaimed writers - Christopher Koch over breakfast, in conversation with Caroline Baum.

Monday 7 9.00am $50 Sails Restaurant
Duration: approximately 2 hours.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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