Our guest authors for Tuesday December 5th are:
Sofie Laguna - MILES FRANKLIN WINNER, Stella Prize shortlist (Eye of the Sheep, The Choke)
Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she moved to Melbourne to train as an actor. Sofie worked for many years as an actor before she began to write – both for children and adults. Sofie’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep – shortlisted for the Stella Prize – won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award. It has been optioned for both film and theatre. Sofie’s first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Screen rights have been optioned and Sofie has completed the screenplay.
Sofie has just released her third novel for adults, The Choke, to wide acclaim. Sofie lives in Melbourne with her husband, illustrator Marc McBride, and their two young sons.
Mel Campbell & Anthony Morris - authors of The Hot Guy, romcom set in Melbourne
Anthony Morris is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist and critic. He’s been writing about and reviewing film for over twenty years. In that time he’s reviewed around 250-300 films a year and written articles ranging from the lightweight to the in-depth. Anthony is currently the Film Editor at Forte magazine, and the Small Screen Editor at The Big Issue. He also writes regularly for for Empire magazine, SBS Online, Broadsheet and Junkee, and in the past his work has appeared in venues as varied as Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Eureka Street and Network Video News. His short fiction has appeared in Interzone, Aurealis and Eidolon.
Mel Campbell is a Melbourne-based freelance journalist, critic, copywriter and editor. Mel researches and writes about film and television, clothing and costume, books and ideas, media and consumer culture, and the wonderful, underrated banalities of everyday life. She’s fascinated by the persistence of the past in the present, and the moments and artefacts we take for granted or leave behind. Her first book was Out of Shape: Debunking Myths about Fashion and Fit (Affirm Press, 2013). She writes on film, TV and media at Junkee, The Big Issue, Crikey, Metro, The Guardian and more. She is currently a co-host of fortnightly culture podcast The Rereaders, a columnist on writing at Overland magazine, a lecturer in Monash University’s Master of Communications and Media Studies program, and a commentator in live discussions, on radio and online. She tweets at @incrediblemelk
Adam, a serious cinema nerd, has no idea that he is the Hot Guy – a man so ridiculously attractive there’s a Facebook group dedicated to seducing him. Cate, a sports publicist who loves to crack a joke, is feeling down about her newly single status when her friends suggest the perfect pick-me-up: a night with the Hot Guy. But that one night leaves both Cate and Adam wanting… Is a genuine connection possible with a guy this phenomenally smokin’? Written by film critic duo Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris, and packed with movie-related humour, The Hot Guy is a funny, warm, savvy, and genuine romcom, with characters you won’t want to kick out of bed.
We will provide some finger foods and beverages/tea/coffee on the night, as well as some giveaways supplied by publishers. The cost for each evening will be $15.00 all inclusive.
Please join us by booking a ticket here, or via firstname.lastname@example.org, or in store. Doors open 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
Dymocks Camberwell celebrated 2012 The National Year of Reading with the inauguration of our very own First Tuesday Book Club, each month.
We start the evening by talking about our favourite novels, both new & older ones. We will ask participants to comment about books they have read or are reading, just like a normal book club. We won’t be setting a monthly book, as we want to hear about as many books as possible, including old favourites. You may just want to listen at times and hear about other people’s experiences with their books. It is totally up to you!