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NYoR: FREE Author Talk by Nicole Watson, Wednesday 19 September

National Year of Reading

UTS Library will be hosting a series of FREE author talks throughout semester two as part of the continuing National Year of
Reading celebrations.

The second talk will be presented by Nicole Watson author of The Boundary. Nicole will be reading an excerpt from her book and discussing the path to becoming an award winning author.

About the book:
Long ago, Meston Park in Brisbane's West End marked the city's boundary. A curfew kept its Aboriginal population outside the city limits after dark.

When the park becomes the site of a multi-million dollar development, the Corrowa People vow to fight and file a native title claim. Hours after rejecting the claim, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered.

Some believe it is the work of an ancient assassin, returned to destroy the boundary.

While the investigation forces Detective Jason Matthews to confront his buried heritage, lawyer Miranda Eversely battles a sense of personal failure at the Corrowa's defeat

How far will it take her to the edge of self-destruction?

About the author:
Nicole Watson
is a member of the Birri-Gubba People and the Yugambeh language group. Nicole has a bachelor of laws from the University of Queensland and a master of laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Nicole was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999. She has worked for Legal Aid Queensland, the National Native Title Tribunal and the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. Nicole is also a former editor of the Indigenous Law Bulletin. Nicole's first novel, The Boundary was released nationally in June 2011 and was the winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award.

The Boundary will be available for sale at the talk and Nicole will be signing copies of her book.

So bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be an interesting talk.

DATE: Wednesday, 19 September
TIME: 12pm - 1pm
VENUE: Learning Commons, Level 3, City Campus Library

This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.

Bookings are required for non-UTS attendees

Upcoming Author Talks

Wednesday, 26 September
Peter Robb - Lives

All talks are being held from 12pm - 1pm in the Learning Commons on Level 3 of the City Campus Library.