UTS Library

NYoR: FREE Author Talk by Debra Adelaide

The Household Guide to Dying

National Year of Reading

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

The first talk will be presented by Debra Adelaide author of The Household Guide to Dying, published in 2009. Debra will be reading a piece of short fiction about reading as an obsession called 'In Bed with Flaubert' and discussing the topic of reading as it relates to her novel.

About the book:
'As I resigned myself to the fact that the latest Household Guide I'd written would be my last, I conceived in a flash the best idea ever. I rang Nancy and left a message. 'Think of the title,' I said. 'How catchy does The Household Guide to Dying sound?'

Delia Bennet is the author of a series of household guides, as well as being quirky and popular domestic advice columnist. After battling unsuccessfully with cancer, sho knows it's time to get her own house in order, both literally and emotionally.

Debra Adelaide is a Sydney-based author. Her recent novel, The Household Guide to Dying, has been a worldwide success, having been published so far in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, China, Italy and Poland.

In 2009 the novel was longlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize for fiction, along with 19 other novels by women from around the world. In Australia, it was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Randwick Literary Award.

The Household Guide to Dying will be available for sale at the talk and Debra will be signing copies of her book.

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

DATE: Thursday, 3 May
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, 9 May
Pip Harry - I'll tell you mine and Pam Newton - The Old School

Wednesday, 16 May
Anthony Macris - When Horse Became Saw 

Tuesday, 22 May
Richard James Allen - Poetry Through Media: A Shapeshifter's Journey 
Lecture room 4.g, Level 4, City Campus Library 

Monday, 28 May
Kirsten Tranter - A Common Loss 

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