Our next fabulous forum is an author/publisher combo that’s sure to be informative, entertaining and full of anecdotes and opinions on the current state of Australian publishing. Please join us at the special evening time of 7pm for this session.
Date: Tue 17 April
Time: 7pm (AEST), 5pm (WA), 10am (UK)
Guests: Susan Johnson (The Broken Book, A Better Woman) and Annette Barlow (Senior Fiction Publisher, Allen and Unwin)
The Life of an Expat Writer
Susan Johnson’s breathtakingly honest memoir A Better Woman seared the hearts of mothers everywhere. Her last book, The Broken Book explored the life and choices of expatriate Australian writer Charmian Clift. She is based in the UK and working on the final draft of her forthcoming novel.
Annette Barlow is the fiction publisher at Allen and Unwin and has had the pleasure of working with authors such as Susan Johnson, Alex Miller, Andrew McGahan, Kate Morton and Kerry Greenwood.
Join us in a special evening session to discuss the UK/Australian culture wars, the digital age and what it means for readers, and how Susan balances life and work between two continents. Ask Annette about Australian and UK markets, Allen and Unwin’s fiction list and the unique relationship between a dedicated publisher and their authors.