Media Releases

17 February 2020

Talks@Willoughby presents Caroline Overington speaking about Missing William Tyrrell


Tuesday 24 March 2020, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
FREE event

How can a three year old child simply disappear?

Hear from one of Australia's leading journalists, Walkley Award-winner Caroline Overington, as she discusses Missing William Tyrrell – exploring the tragic disappearance of a young child, and a mystery that taps into every parent's fears – on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 12.30pm at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

On Friday 12 September 2014, William Tyrrell - a playful three-year-old boy dressed in a Spider-Man suit disappears from a quiet street in broad daylight. It's assumed he's lost in the nearby bushland, but despite an intensive search, he's not found, and police start to suspect he's been abducted. No trace of William - not a shoe, not a hair - has ever been found. How can a little boy just vanish?

Missing William Tyrrell is an unsettling story of a disappearance, a family tragedy, a driven detective, and a long and immensely frustrating police case. It is also the story of Australia's foster care system, exploring how and why a young child like William ends up in the foster care system.

Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist.  She has written eleven books, including the bestseller The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015. She has profiled many of the world's most famous women, including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, and has twice won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. Caroline is currently Associate Editor at The Australian.

Constant Reader Bookshop will provide copies of the author’s book for sale on the day.

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