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NSW Reads Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos

December 14, 2020

#NSWReadsLuckys has kicked off! Make sure you get involved in some of the fun activities and events over the next couple of months.

11 Jan-5 Feb: The Instagram read-along begins! Tune in each Sunday  at 12.30pm on Instagram Live at @NSWLibraryEvents for a Read-along chat.

Fri 9 Feb: An online panel discussion on Greek-Australian cafes past and present on Instagram Live.

Wed 17 Feb: Everyone is invited to join the final NSW Reads event, with Andrew Pippos, author of Lucky’s, in conversation with Amy Heap from Riverina Regional Library. Register to attend here!

Get reading!

In the meantime, why not test your crossword skills with this Lucky’s themed crossword. Answers can be downloaded below!

Answers here.


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The New South Wales Public Library Association is thrilled to announce the very first state-wide reading program, NSW Reads. It’s a big book club, and everyone in New South Wales is invited.

From the 10th of December to the 17th of February 2021, library members across the state are encouraged to read Sydney author Andrew Pippos’s debut novel, Lucky’s (Picador).

Described as “a must-read saga, and a gripping monument to Greek diaspora” by Guardian Australia, central to the theme of Lucky’s is the iconic Greek milk bar/café businesses, found in so many Australian towns and suburbs. NSW Reads will celebrate the heritage of these venues and the migrant experiences of food and community as readers from all over the state share a reading experience.

“After a year that has been so isolating, it’s wonderful for readers to be able to come together and all read the same book” says NSW Public Libraries Association Executive Officer, Adele Casey, “We are thrilled that Lucky’s is our pick for the first NSW Reads program. The librarians of New South Wales felt it was important to choose a novel with far reaching appeal. Lucky’s will resonate and deliver a sense of nostalgia to Australians of all ages in both metro and regional areas.”

To celebrate NSW Reads, local libraries will host live events throughout February 2021. Readers can join in an Instagram read-along via @nswlibraryevents, take part in an online panel discussion on Greek-Australian cafes past and present, and meet the author, Andrew Pippos, online in a Lucky’s ‘In Conversation’ with Amy Heap from the Riverina Regional Library.

Pop in to your local library or bookshop to get your copy of Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos, and join in as NSW Reads!

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