Our return to Pageturners discussion – to be held in the Local Studies Room at Orange City Library on Wednesday 12 August 5.30pm – 7pm – is booked out. We will be discussing the Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Please note this event is being run under NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines and hygiene, social distancing and limited number regulations apply. We look forward to welcoming you.
This Radio National program may interest you. The Book Club No 4: is about Tara June Winch’s The Yield and Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career
‘I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu-ram-bang. If you say it right it hits the back of your mouth and you should taste blood in your words. Every person around should learn the word for country in the old language, the first language – because that is the way to all time, to time travel! You can go all the way back.’
From Tara June Winch’s The Yield
‘This is not a romance – I have too often faced the music of life to the tune of hardship to waste time in snivelling and gushing over fancies and dreams; neither is it a novel, but simply a yarn – a real yarn.’
From Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career.