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About The Event

The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The multi-award-winning author, Harvard graduate and prolific essayist Ceridwen Dovey has released a new novel less than a year after publishing her profoundly moving portrait series, Inner Worlds Outer Spaces. A perceptive and lingering page-turner, Life After Truth reflects upon how time has a tendency to estrange old friends from each other; and from who we used to be.

On November 19, Ceridwen will be speaking about her new book with Sunil Badami. There are a limited number of seats available to see the event in-person at the Royal Oak Hotel Balmain. For the chance to win a free ticket, register through this online form here or talk to one of our friendly booksellers in store at Roaring Stories bookshop.

The event will be simultaneously live-streamed for free via the Roaring Stories Facebook page. It will also be made available after the event as a recording, accessible via the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.

At their fifteen-year reunion, a group of Harvard graduates – labouring with early middle age, marriage and children, unrealised aspirations and a depressing political climate – rekindle old loves and old resentments. Friends often think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love – and to ourselves…

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Ceridwen is a Sydney-based writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, and in-depth essays and profiles. Her works include Blood Kin, Only the Animals (co-winner of the People’s Choice Award for Fiction at the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards) and In the Garden of the Fugitives (longlisted for the 2019 ABIA Awards) and  Inner Worlds Outer Spaces. Ceridwen regularly contributes essays and articles to many publications, including The New Yorker, The Monthly, WIRED, Smithsonian Magazine, and Good Weekend. Her essays have been selected for The Best Australian Science Writing 2020The Best Australian Science Writing 2019The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018, and The Best Australian Essays 2015.

Sunil Badami is a writer, performer, broadcaster and Sydneysider. His work has appeared in publications in Australia and abroad, including Meanjin, Southerly, Island, Seizure, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays.

This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain with Penguin Books Australia
With thanks to our venue partner The Royal Oak Balmain


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