NEWS AND MEDIA

3rd November, 2020

Very pleased to be shortlisted in the Les Carlyon Australian War Memorial Literary Award. Click on link for more information.

https://www.awm.gov.au/media/press-releases/Lesshortlist

 

 

October 15, 2020

Very pleased to interviewed by Meera Govil from the Eltham Bookshop.  Meera’s insightful questions offered depth to the book.

https://mailchi.mp/2db020769548/the-life-and-times-of-anne-connor?e=5ae04f2891

 

 

19th February 2019

Great exposure on ABC News Breakfast for the Commemoration of the Bombing of Darwin.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R_OVP6HtS2v2RVbluQTGppafolzlPUxj/view

 

Very chuffed to have been invited to submit a post to Lee Kofman’s blog – Writing and Fictionalising my Parents’ Lives.

Writing, & Fictionalising, My Parents’ Lives: Guest Post by Anne Connor

 

Hope 103.2 – Open House Community – April 30, 2018

A Dark Secret Let Me Understand My Father

 

ABC 774 interview with Jon Faine – ANZAC Day 2018.

 

TFM Darwin 104.1 – February 19, 2018

 

Darwin ABC Radio – February 18, 2018

CONVERSATION WITH JESS ONG

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

 

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

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/two-generations-anne-connor-and-a-certain-light-banham/news-story/2db75bffa58e73d47af3fa57b9a34b70

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  

 

Melbourne Writer