A night of fun and laughter at October's Big Book Club literary event.
Our special guests will lead a review of The Eye of the Sheep which was awarded Australia’s top fiction prize, the $60,000 Miles Franklin Literary Award, shortlisted for the 2016 IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award, shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize and the 2015 Voss literary award.
Your hosts for this evening will be:
Sofie Laguna - Award winning Australian author. Sofie worked for a number of years as an actor at the same time as completing a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 2014, Sofie published her second novel for adults The Eye of the Sheep. Sofie continues to write for a wide readership, from picture books for very young children, to series for older readers, to novels for adults.
Sheridan Stewart - Australian radio personality and presenter who can be heard regularly interviewing national and international authors on ABC Coast FM radio. Sheridan's radio career took her from FOX FM, Melbourne to FM 104.7 Canberra, MIX 106.5 Sydney and MMM Brisbane before spending a decade at Triple M Adelaide and a memorable stint as the host of national radio countdown PLANET ROCK.
Featured musician: Repeat Offenders – bluegrass band
Books written by Sofie Laguna, including The Eye of the Sheep will be available for purchase from Rosetta Books at the venue.
Big Book Club - Sofie Laguna 'The Eye of the Sheep'
6.00 - 8.00 pm
Wednesday 12 October
$25 per person. Bookings and prepayment essential (non-refundable). Refreshments included - please indicate if gluten free when booking.
About the book:
Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015.
Ned was beside me, his messages running easily through him, with space between each one, coming through him like water. He was the go-between, going between the animal kingdom and this one. I watched the waves as they rolled and crashed towards us, one after another, never stopping, always changing. I knew what was making them come, I had been there and I would always know.
Meet Jimmy Flick. He's not like other kids - he's both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy's mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father's way. But when Jimmy's world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right.
Sofie Laguna's first novel One Foot Wrong received rave reviews, sold all over the world and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. In The Eye of the Sheep, her great originality and talent will again amaze and move readers. In the tradition of Room and The Lovely Bones, here is a surprising and brilliant novel from one of our finest writers.
20 Sep 2016 | Big Book Club explores award-winning The Eye of the Sheep
Maroochydore Library, Cotton Tree
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