Thu, 19 Nov | Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details

Sue & Saroo Brierley - Lioness

'Lioness' is Sue Brierley's powerful and moving account of how she came to adopt Saroo, whose journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became a bestselling book and inspired the motion picture LION. Sue & Saroo will appear in conversation with Meredith Jaffé.
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19 Nov 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details

About The Event

 Lioness is Sue Brierley's powerful and moving account of how she came to adopt Saroo Brierley, whose journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the motion picture LION

Sue and Saroo will appear in conversation with Meredith Jaffé.

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This FREE event takes place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.

About the Book

Saroo Brierley’s journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion picture LION. But the story of how his adoptive mother, Sue, came into his life half a world away in Tasmania is every bit as riveting.

In this uplifting and deeply personal book Sue reveals for the first time her own traumatic childhood. The daughter of a violent alcoholic whose business gambles left her family destitute, she grew up in geographic and emotional isolation. When Sue married and broke free of her father she was determined to also sever the cycle of despair, and made the selfless decision not to have a biological child. Instead, inspired by a vision she’d had as a young girl, she chose to adopt two children in need – Saroo and Mantosh. Little did she imagine that twenty-five years later she would be portrayed on screen by another Australian mother who chose to adopt – Nicole Kidman.

Moving and inspiring, Lioness explores the myth of motherhood, how families are formed in many ways, and how love and perseverance can bring us together.

About the Moderator

Meredith Jaffé is the author of three novels for adults; The Fence (2016) and The Making of Christina (2017) and The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison (May 2021.) Horse Warrior, the first in a children’s series, was published in 2019. She also contributed a short story, Emergency Undies, to the 2019 Funny Bones anthology.

She is the Festival Director of StoryFest, held on the NSW South Coast, and regularly facilitates at other writers’ festivals and author events. Previously, she wrote the weekly literary column for the online women’s magazine The Hoopla. Her feature articles, reviews, and opinion pieces have also appeared in the Guardian Australia, The Huffington Post, and Mamamia.

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