19th February 2019
Great exposure on ABC News Breakfast for the Commemoration of the Bombing of Darwin.
Very chuffed to have been invited to submit a post to Lee Kofman’s blog – Writing and Fictionalising my Parents’ Lives.
Hope 103.2 – Open House Community – April 30, 2018
ABC 774 interview with Jon Faine – ANZAC Day 2018.
TFM Darwin 104.1 – February 19, 2018
Darwin ABC Radio – February 18, 2018
Readings bookstore – February 6, 2018 Very chuffed to read this. My memoir Two Generations has been listed in Readings’ Australian books to get excited about. Feel humbled to be in such esteemed company. https://www.readings.com.au/news/australian-books-to-get-excited-about-in-the-first-half-of-2018
The Age – 30th December 2017
UPCOMING AUTHOR TALKS 16.02.18: Darwin Historical Society and National Trust. 5.30pm start. For bookings phone Julie 08 8946 6835 BH.
19.02.18: City of Darwin Library. 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start. Book your ticket on line darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries or phone 08 08930 0230.
20.03.18: Radio phone interview Geelong’s 94.7 The Pulse ‘The Blurb’ Time: 3.30pm Presenter: Bernard Ryan
3.4.18: Dymocks Camberwell 6.30-8.30pm Barolo Trattoria Camberwell 885 Burke Road, Camberwell VIC 3124
18.4.18: Launch of Two Generations at Readings bookstore, Carlton. Anne Connor will be in conversation with award winning author Lucy Treloar. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
15.5.18: Eltham Library. In conversation with author and poet Carmel Macdonald Grahame. Bookings: Eltham Book Shop, 03 9439 8700.
24.5.18: Author talk at Castlemaine Libary – evening talk. 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
27.6.18: Author talk at Preston Library – 6.30pm
25.08.18 Author Talk at Watsonia Library – Family History Month 2pm – 3pm.
16.10.18: Author Talk at Ocean Grove Library – 11am-12pm
16.10.18: Author Talk at Belmont, Geelong Library – 6.30pm-7.30pm
18.10.18: Author Talk at Ivanhoe Library – 6.30pm-7.30pm
5.12.18: Panelist at Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus.
2.3.2019: Women in History – Eltham Library
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
The Age – Pick of the Week by Steven Carroll – June 2, 2018
Deeply moving. The effectively simple writing – incorporating big themes – hits home powerfully.
Weekend Australian – April 21.2018
Named by SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and THE AGE in ‘What to read in 2018’
Named by READINGS MONTHLY in ‘Australian books to get excited about in the first half of 2018’
Named by BOOKS+PUBLISHING in ‘2018 most anticipated titles’ as chosen by the publisher
‘This book will break your heart. It is a poignant, intimate account of a daughter’s tireless search for the truth of her father’s wartime secrets from the 1940s. The burden of history, and the tragedy of inter-generational guilt and trauma are vividly yet gently exposed so that the daughter’s imaginative re-construction of the past can gradually reveal the meaning of the personal horror of war.’ CARMEL BIRD.
‘With the skill of a seasoned thriller writer and the reflective candor of a memoirist, Connor moves gracefully between past and present, suburban living rooms and muddy jungles, fact and fiction, dreams and reality, all to create a three-dimensional story – so palpable, so alive and urgent that it seizes you by the throat and lingers in you long after its end.’ LEE KOFMAN