Shortlisted in the Les Carlyon Australian War Memorial Literary Award. https://www.awm.gov.au/media/press-releases/Lesshortlist
Enjoyed chatting to Meera Govil from the Eltham Bookshop. Meera’s insightful questions offered depth to the book.
Great exposure on ABC News Breakfast for the Commemoration of the Bombing of Darwin.
Lee Kofman’s blog – Writing and Fictionalising my Parents’ Lives.
Hope 103.2 – Open House Community
ABC 774 interview with Jon Faine –
TFM Darwin 104.1 –
Darwin ABC Radio –
Readings bookstore – listed in Readings’ Australian books to get excited about. https://www.readings.com.au/news/australian-books-to-get-excited-about-in-the-first-half-of-2018
The Age –
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
The Age – Pick of the Week by Steven Carroll –
Deeply moving. The effectively simple writing – incorporating big themes – hits home powerfully.
Weekend Australian – Beejay Silcox
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