3rd November, 2020
Very pleased to be shortlisted in the Les Carlyon Australian War Memorial Literary Award. Click on link for more information.
October 15, 2020
Very pleased to interviewed by Meera Govil from the Eltham Bookshop. Meera’s insightful questions offered depth to the book.
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
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