NEWS AND MEDIA

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

 

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: ereader@venturapress.com.au

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

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