Author encounters coming up before Christmas

Published on 6 November 2018

Ku-ring-gai’s libraries will host authors Tony Park and Michael Rubbo in November and December discussing their latest books.

Australian film-maker and author Michael Rubbo will be at Gordon Library between 10.30am and 11.30am on Friday 23 November, discussing his latest book Travels with my Art.

The book combines Michael’s two great loves of painting and photography in an anthology of tales from behind the camera and paintbrush.

Michael will share anecdotes about his film Vincent and Me, which among others, recounts the tale of his meeting with the world’s oldest actress Madame Jean Calment at the age of 114 who was a friend of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Michael also discusses his latest project, a digital art gallery which will bring famous artworks to galleries around the world.

At Lindfield Library on Wednesday 12 December between 6.30pm and 7.30pm will be thriller writer Tony Park, discussing his latest novel The Scent of Fear.

The book centres around Afghanistan veteran Sean Bourke, who has created a new life for himself hunting down wildlife poachers in Africa.  When an IED detonates in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve injuring his dog handler Tumi Mabasa, Sean is determined to hunt down the elusive bomb maker who has taken the poaching war to a new level. As bombs target Sean’s unit, can he win the fight for Africa’s wildlife – and win back his former wife – before it’s too late?

Tony Park grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and worked as a reporter in Australia and England, before becoming a full-time writer. He is also a major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan.

Tony and his wife Nicola first visited southern Africa as tourists in 1995.  His passion for Africa has grown over the years, and he and Nicola now spend six months of every year in Africa and the remainder in Australia. Scent of Fear is Tony’s 16th African-based thriller novel.

Bookings are essential at both author encounters; click here to book or call.



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