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Sun, 10 Sept


Better Read Than Dead

Resurrection: Roger Simpson in-conversation with Caroline Baum

Join us with Roger Simpson to celebrate the release of Resurrection. Roger will be in conversation with Caroline Baum.

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Resurrection: Roger Simpson in-conversation with Caroline Baum
Resurrection: Roger Simpson in-conversation with Caroline Baum

Time & Location

10 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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


About The Event

Fans of Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan novels will love forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax. In Resurrection, Jane Halifax is back, but after suffering a terrible accident her memories have vanished – and to recover them, she must solve a thirty-year cold case that has haunted her career.

A near-fatal car accident has left Jane in a coma. When she wakes, she has no idea who she is. Initially comforted by unlikely spectres from past cases, Jane is unaware of everyone else’s concerns: the police who believe she was deliberately run off the road; a lawyer whose files were in her car at the time of the accident – files he should never have lent her; her neurosurgeon who fears a relapse; and her partner, Tim, who has to cope with the fact Jane remembers almost nothing of the last two years – including their relationship. A young woman called Luna keeps luring Jane back to the present. Linked to a thirty-year cold case from Jane’s past, Luna has a quest of her own she can only solve with Jane’s help. But if Jane wants to help Luna, she first needs to heal herself, and there just might be reasons beyond the accident that are hampering Jane’s recovery...

Roger Simpson is one of Australia’s leading writers and producers. He has created seventeen series for television including the highly acclaimed telemovie series Halifax f.p. (1994–2001) and its sequel Halifax: Retribution (2020), the cult series Good Guys, Bad Guys (1996–1998), the police drama Stingers (which ran for eight seasons until 2004), the much-loved rural serial Something In the Air (2000–2002), the teenage sci-fi sensation Silver Sun (2004–2005) and the top-rating streaming series Satisfaction (2007–2010). Roger is the winner of twelve awards for writing including nine Australian Writers Guild AWGIE Awards as well as numerous awards as a producer. He is currently completing the stage play, The Trial Of Paul Gauguin, which was long listed for the National Playwrights Conference in 2016 by the Eugene O’Neill Theater. He is the author of Transgression and Resurrection.

Caroline Baum is the author of Only: A Singular Memoir about being an only child, published in 2017. Her life-writing has also appeared in several anthologies including My Mother, My Father: On Losing a Parent. Rebellious Daughters. Life Sentences, her podcast about the practice of contemporary biography, is available on all major platforms. Caroline is the winner of the 2015 Hazel Rowley Award, and her journalism has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Griffith Review, and The Guardian. Caroline is the Ambassador for the Older Women’s Network in NSW.


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