Fri, 24 Feb|
Better Read Than Dead
Author talk with Danny Ramadan
Join Danny Ramadan as he discusses his latest book, The Foghorn Echoes. Danny will be in conversation with Daniel Nour.
Time & Location
24 Feb, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Hussam and Wassim are teenaged boys living in Syria during America's invasion of Iraq in the early 2000s. When a surprise discovery results in tragedy, their lives, and those of their families, are shattered. Wassim promises Hussam his protection, but ten years into the future, he has failed to keep his promise. Wassim is on the streets, seeking shelter from both the city and the civil war storming his country. Meanwhile Hussam, now on the other side of the world, remains haunted by his own ghosts, doing his utmost to drown them out with every vice imaginable. Split between war-torn Damascus and Vancouver, The Foghorn Echoes is a tragic love story about coping with shared traumatic experience and devastating separation. As Hussam and Wassim come to terms with the past, they begin to realise the secret that haunts them is not the only secret that formed them.
Danny Ramadan is an award-winning Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and advocate for LGBTQ+ refugees. His debut novel The Clothesline Swing won the Independent Publisher Book Award for LGBT Fiction, was shortlisted for the Evergreen Award, the Sunburst Award and the 2018 Lambda Award for Gay Fiction. Danny has received the 2017 StandOut Award for his social activism, the Bonham Centre Award for Excellency and was named among the RBC’s Top Immigrants to Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his husband
Daniel Nour is a queer Egyptian-Australian writer and journalist. His work has featured in the New York Times, SBS Voices, Meanjin Quarterly, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue and Eureka Street. In 2021 he was awarded a mentorship with Affirm Press, with whom he is working on his first novel. His work explores the absurd beauty of growing up between worlds and is visible at danielnour.com
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of The Foghorn Echoes