Wed, 02 Oct | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Heather Rose - Bruny

Join us as we celebrate the brilliant and explosive new novel Bruny from Heather Rose, author of the Stella Prize-winning The Museum of Modern Love. Heather will be upstairs at Better Read Than Dead in conversation with a special guest.
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Heather Rose - Bruny

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02 Oct 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Join us as we celebrate the brilliant and explosive new novel Bruny from Heather Rose, author of the award-winning The Museum of Modern Love

Heather is in-conversation with Lenore Taylor, editor of The Guardian Australia

About the Book

How far would your government go?

A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane.

Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.

Bruny is a searing, subversive, brilliant novel about family, love, loyalty and the new world order.

About the Author

Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels. 

Her seventh novel The Museum of Modern Love won the 2017 Stella Prize. It also won the 2017 Christina Stead Prize and the 2017 Margaret Scott Prize. It has been published internationally and translated into numerous languages. 

Both The Museum of Modern Love and The Butterfly Man were longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. The Butterfly Man won the Davitt Award in 2006, and in 2007 The River Wife won the international Varuna Eleanor Dark Fellowship.

Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania.

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