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22 February 2019

Talks@Willoughby presents Meg and Tom Keneally speaking about their latest novel The Ink Stain

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
FREE event

Father daughter writing duo, Meg and Tom Keneally, speak about the fourth novel in their popular ‘Monsarrat’ series at Chatswood Library next month.

The Ink Stain is the fourth book in a fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series set in colonial Australia featuring Detective Hugh Monsarrat, from award winning author Tom and his eldest daughter Meg.

In this instalment, Monsarrat and offsider Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Sydney to investigate corruption that may go right to the top – to the office of the governor - and threaten the colony's fundamental rights to freedom of speech.

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer. On returning to Australia, she joined The Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter and later joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer. For more than ten years, Meg has worked in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies, and doubles as a part-time SCUBA diving instructor.

Tom Keneally had his first novel published in 1964. Since then he has written novels and non-fiction works. His novels include Schindler's List, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and The People's Train. He has won the Miles Franklin Award, Booker Prize, Los Angeles Times Prize, Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is even the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

Lindfield Bookshop will have copies of the author’s book available on the day for sale and signing.

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