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Fri, 20 May


Better Read Than Dead

Fugitive by Simon Tedeschi Book Launch

Join us with Simon Tedeschi to celebrate the release of Fugitive.

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Fugitive by Simon Tedeschi Book Launch
Fugitive by Simon Tedeschi Book Launch

Time & Location

20 May 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

In 1917, a young composer writes a suite of twenty pieces for piano. They are short, violent and strange, the music of another world. In 1938, a young Jewish family flees Italy for Sydney, Australia. In 1942, another family, this time Polish, are nearly destroyed. Half a century later, a young man begins to understand the role these strange visions have played in everything that came before him and all that has come to be. Fugitive, Simon Tedeschi’s first book, straddles the borders of poetry and prose, fiction and fact, trauma and testimony, filled with what Russian poet Konstantin Balmont called the fickle play of rainbows.

About Simon

Known primarily as a concert pianist, Simon Tedeschi has written for publications across Australia. When neither writing nor practising, he reads books and drinks coffee. He and his wife, the painter Loribelle Spirovski, live in Sydney, Australia with their cat. Fugitive is his first book.


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