This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival
We return to the past in order to make a present and a future. And this is certainly true for writers. Award-winning and bestselling author Sarah Bailey is in conversation with Sonia Nair and will close the Booklovers Festival with a special conversation that covers her motivation for creating her compelling Detective Gemma Woodstock series (The Dark Lake, Into the Night and Where the Dead Go). She will explore her creative process, influences and what it means to be able to tell stories. Sarah will share readings from authors who have inspired her as a writer as well as read from her own work.
In partnership with Bolinda Publishing
Sarah Bailey is a Melbourne-based writer with a background in advertising and communications. She has two young children and is currently the Managing Partner of advertising agency VMLY&R in Melbourne. Over the past five years she has written a number of short stories and opinion pieces. Her first novel, the bestselling The Dark Lake, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2017, followed by Into the Night in 2018. Where the Dead Go is her third novel in the Gemma Woodstock series. Sarah Bailey is the winner of the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Crime Debut and the 2018 Ned Kelly award for Best First Crime.
Sonia Nair is a writer and critic whose literary criticism and social commentary have been published by the Wheeler Centre, Kill Your Darlings, the Big Issue, Eureka Street and the Lifted Brow, among others. She has chaired conversations and interviews at the Emerging Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Writers Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Sonia’s blog, Whatever Floats Your Bloat, is a witty and informative food-intolerance friendly foodie blog which reviews restaurants and cafés around Melbourne.