Upcoming author events
Check out our upcoming author events that will be happening all across Australia. We have some of Australia’s best loved authors touring right through until the end of 2016 and beyond – it’s your chance to meet Liane Moriarty, Matthew Reilly, Hannah Kent, Tony Park, Michael Clarke and many more! Scroll down and see if there’s an event happening in your area.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 78-Storey Treehouse has sold more copies on its first day than any other Australian book, according to Dymocks and Booktopia.
At Dymocks, sales for the sixth instalment in the ‘Treehouse’ series were up 40% on its predecessor The 65-Storey Treehouse, with first-day sales topping 3000. The 65-Storey Treehouse sold 2250 copies on its first day in Dymocks stores last year.
Dymocks category manager Imogen McNamara said the ‘Treehouse’ series has ‘eclipsed previous bestselling Australian author Matthew Reilly, whose most successful titles are third (Five Greatest Warriors, 2009) and fourth (Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves, 2011) on the list of top selling Australian books’.
Film rights to Moriarty’s latest novel Truly Madly Guilty have been optioned by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s respective productions companies Pacific Standard and Blossom Films.
The two production companies partnered to purchase the rights after previously collaborating on a limited series adaptation of Moriarty’s book, Big Little Lies, for US broadcaster HBO.
The deal was brokered by Jerry Kalajian of the Intellectual Property Group and attorney Matt Sugarman on behalf of Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown Australia and Faye Bender in the US.
Truly Madly Guilty was released in Australia in August, debuting at the top of the Australian bestsellers chart.
31 JANUARY 2017
Join this once in a lifetime athlete at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and learn more about her upbringing, her time on the professional tour and her views on the modern game in a one-on-one interview with Courtney Walsh (Chief Tennis Writer for The Australian). This fantastic event is limited to just 150 people and includes a copy of Margaret's new autobiography, free canapes and additional guest speakers.
EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Geelong Lawn Tennis Club
12-20 Sommers Street Belmont VIC 3216
1 FEBRUARY 2017
Margaret Court was the youngest player to win the Australian Open at 17; the first woman to achieve the singles Grand Slam in the Open Era; and nearly forty years after her final match, Margaret's achievement of 64 major championships remains an all-time record. Hear the incredible story of what lit a fire in the girl from Albury to make her the most extraordinary tennis champion of all time.
EVENT TIME: 12:30 PM
VENUE: RACV City Club
Level 17, 501 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
7 FEBRUARY 2017
Join George Gittoes for a talk about his life as an artist, activist and filmmaker -- and now author.
EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Gleebooks, Glebe
49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037