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Local Author Showcase: Mark Smith & Jock Serong
November 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us to hear Mark Smith and Jock Serong in conversation. Both Mark and Jock hail from our beautiful coastal regions.
“The Road to Winter” is Mark Smith’s first novel and what a cracking first novel it is. A John Marsden-esque apocalyptic tale of survival, honour, friendship and love set on the Surf Coast. A virus has wiped out the town but Finn has kept himself alive and out of the way from the violent gang controlling the North. He thinks he’s the last Survivor until he stumbles across an injured Girl. She’s on the run and she needs Finn’s help.
Mark Smith lives on the Surf Coast where he writes and runs outdoor education programs for young adults. His writing has won several awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue.
Jock Serong has two novels under his belt. His first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. His most recent novel is The Rules of Backyard Cricket – a novel of suspense in the tradition of Peter Temple’s Truth. With glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, it observes celebrity, masculinity—humanity—with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive.
Formerly a lawyer, Jock Serong is now a features writer, and the editor of Great Ocean Quarterly.
This will be a great night so come along and partake in the festivities. Drinks and Nibbles provided, of course, but RSVP essential.
6pm Friday 25 November
@ The Book Bird
111 Pakington St, Geelong West
Drinks and nibbles provided