Thu, 07 Apr|
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom
Book Launch of The Good Captain by Sean Rabin
Join Sean Rabin and Steven Miller in-conversation to celebrate the release of The Good Captain.
Time & Location
07 Apr, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Set in the near future – during a time of plummeting fish stocks, toxic algae blooms and jellyfish swarms – The Good Captain follows a group of radical environmentalists committed to a mission of extreme civil disobedience against the powers threatening to destroy the last of the world’s marine life. Led by the wild Rena – born and raised by the ocean – the characterful crew engages in a high seas drama that contains all the thrill of a cat-and-mouse seafaring classic, while at the same time offering a timely warning for the political classes that their negligence will not go unpunished. Evoking a disturbing vision of what the world that might soon become – random, dangerous, surprising and sometimes even miraculous – The Good Captain is a gripping, confronting and truly unique novel.
Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Sean Rabin has worked as a cook, script reader, copy-editor, freelance journalist and librarian. He has lived in Ireland, Italy, London and New York, and now resides in Sydney, Australia. His debut novel Wood Green (Giramondo) was shortlisted for The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 and The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2016 and was also longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal.
Steven Miller is head of the National Art Archive and Capon Research Library at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His most recent publication, The Exhibitionists: A history of Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of NSW, was published November, 2021. His book Degenerates and perverts: the 1939 Herald exhibition of French and British contemporary art with Eileen Chanin, won the NSW Premier’s Australian History Award in 2006.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of The Good Captain.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.