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Better Read Than Dead

Pride in Publishing - Robert Watkins

It's Fair Day! In this Q&A with Robert Watkins, Hachette Australia’s Head of Literary and Head of Illustrated, we’ll talk about the ever-changing landscape of books, and how essential it is to publish queer authors and queer stories. Audience questions welcome!

Pride in Publishing - Robert Watkins
Pride in Publishing - Robert Watkins

Time & Location

16 Feb 2020, 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

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

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About The Event

As part of our recognition of Fair Day and our committment to championing queer voices, in this Q&A with Robert Watkins, Hachette Australia’s Head of Literary and Head of Illustrated, we’ll talk about the ever-changing landscape of books, and how essential it is to publish queer authors and queer stories. 

Audience questions welcome! If you have questions on getting your queer story published, this is your chance to ask them! 

This is a FREE event. Drinks and nibbles provided.  

 Presented in partnership with Hachette Pride.  

About the Publisher

Robert Watkins has worked for over 20 years in the Australian book industry as a bookseller, sales representative, publicity manager, marketing manager and now publisher. He publishes literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, with a focus on fresh, contemporary voices with a real ‘issues-based’ edge. He also publishes a select list of illustrated non-fiction titles, from trend-led diet books to illustrated gift titles. 

Just some of the award-winning authors Robert has published include Maxine Beneba Clarke, Inga Simpson, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Claire G. Coleman, Maeve Marsden, J.P. Pomare, Sarah Schmidt, Garry Disher, and Sally Rugg.

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