with Patrick Allington, Katherine Tamiko Arguile, Durkhanai Ayubi, Danielle Clode, Royce Kurmelovs, Rachael Mead, Pip Williams, Karen Wyld
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Across the COVID-plagued year that was 2020, many of the great South Australian authors featured at this year’s Writers’ Week had to pivot to online launches, with celebratory glasses raised only virtually and individually as their books began their journeys in the world. The Zoom launch was a useful substitute… but not quite the same.
To compensate in some small way, we invite you to join us to celebrate the wonderful array of South Australian books that missed out on in-person launches in 2020, as we re-launch 8 great works from 8 fantastic local authors from this year’s Writers’ Week program.
From memoir, to debut novels, to sly satire, to magic realism, to investigative reporting and more – help give this diverse and compelling range of books their moment in the spotlight by joining us for (Re)launch: Live and Local! as we shake our fist at Covid and 2020 and celebrate great South Australian writing – in person!
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Patrick Allington is a writer, editor and lover of food. Patrick’s fiction includes his most recent novel, Rise & Shine, and Figurehead, which was longlisted for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, as well as short stories published in Meanjin, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, and elsewhere.
Katherine Tamiko Arguile is a Japanese-British-Australian arts journalist and author. A graduate of Cambridge University, she holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and her award-winning short stories have been published in anthologies in the UK and in Australia. The Things She Owned is her first novel.
Durkhanai Ayubi is involved with the day-to-day responsibilities of the family-run eating places in Adelaide – Parwana and Kutchi Del Parwana. She also writes freelance opinion-editorial pieces for a range of newspapers and websites, and is undertaking a Fellowship for Social Equity funded by the Atlantic Institute of New York. Parwana is Durkhanai’s first book.
Danielle Clode is a zoologist award-winning author of narrative non-fiction, history and children’s books. Her books include Voyages to the South Seas, A Future in Flames, The Wasp and the Orchid, and From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons. Her latest book is In Search of the Woman who Sailed the World.
Royce Kurmelovs is a journalist and writer whose work has been published by the ABC, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera English, VICE, and The Guardian. Royce's bestselling first book, The Death of Holden, was published in 2016, followed by Rogue Nation and Boom and Bust. His new book is Just Money.
Rachael Mead is a poet, writer, and arts reviewer. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently The Flaw in the Pattern (2018) and has published widely with her work appearing in publications including Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Westerly, Cordite, Island and Southerly. The Application of Pressure is her debut novel.
Pip Williams is co-author of the book Time Bomb: Work Rest and Play in Australia Today, and the author of the memoir, One Italian Summer. The Dictionary of Lost Words is her first novel.
Karen Wyld is a South Australian freelance writer and author living on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She has been awarded and short-listed for numerous literary awards. Recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls.