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NYoR: FREE Author Talk by Kirsten Tranter - Monday 28 May at 12pm

A Common Loss - Kirsten Tranter

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 final talk in this series is being presented by Kirsten Tranter author of A Common Loss, published in 2012. Kirsten will be reading an excerpt out of her book and talking about the road to becoming an author and producing captivating and enthralling literature.

A Common Loss is the highly anticipated second novel from Australian writer, Kirsten Tranter, whose bestselling debut novel, The Legacy, was published to international critical acclaim. It was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Prize and short-listed for the Australian Literary Medal.

Once again, Tranter's weave of watertight prose and literary sensibilities shows her to be a born writer with a precocious control of storytelling and style.

About the book - A Common Loss

They were originally five. Elliot. Brian. Tallis. Cameron. And charismatic Dylan: the mediator, the leader and the man each one turned to in a time of crisis. Five close friends, bonded in college, still coming together for their annual trip to Las Vegas. This year they are four. Four friends, sharing a common loss: Dylan's tragic death. A common loss that, upon their arrival in Vegas, will bring with it a common threat: one that will make them question who their departed friend really was, and whether he is even worthy of their grief.

Kirsten Tranter grew up in Sydney, lived in New York for eight years and holds a PhD in English Renaissance literature from Rutgers University. Her debut novel, The Legacy (4th Estate, 2010), was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award and for the Australian Literary Medal. She currently lives in Sydney with her husband and son.

A Common Loss and The Legacy will be available for sale at the talk and Kirsten will be signing copies of her books.

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

DATE: Monday, 28 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


Did Harry Potter save reading

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Michael, 7 years ago

Did Harry Potter save reading?  Kirsten started her talk by telling how she is trying to foster the love of reading in her own son by sharing with him, her favourite children's books.

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