Fri, 10 June|
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom
My Heart Is A Little Wild Thing - Nigel Featherstone Book Launch
Join Nigel Featherstone and Peter Polites in-conversation to celebrate the release of My Heart is a Little Wild Thing.
Time & Location
10 June 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Join us for the launch of My Heart is a Little Wild Thing by Nigel Featherstone, in conversation with Peter Polites.
In this deeply personal novel, Nigel Featherstone imagines the course of one man’s quest for happiness based on one question - what if I disobey my mother?
My Heart is a Little Wild Thing follows Patrick who has dedicated his life to the care of his elderly mother for decades. Until one vicious fight leads him to break away and return to a childhood place of solace in the isolated Monaro region. There he meets Lewis – a moment that will change his life. Through the evolution of Patrick’s relationship with Lewis and the shifting relationships with his family, the novel explores the push and pull of a sense of family expectations versus the lure of love. Tender and insightful, My Heart is a Little Wild Thing serves as a reminder that we all deserve to follow our dreams.
Nigel Featherstone is the author of Bodies of Men which was longlisted for the 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize, Highly Commended for the 2020 ACT Book of the Year, shortlisted in the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards, and received a 2019 Canberra Critics Circle Award. Nigel lives on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales and spends considerable time in Canberra, the national capital of Australia.
Peter Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney. As part of the SWEATSHOP writers collective, Peter has written and performed pieces all over Australia. His first novel, Down the Hume, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2017. The Pillars is his second novel.
Ticket + Book
Ticket includes a copy of My Heart is a Little Wild Thing
If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can also join us online.
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you.