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Chris Womersley - City of Crows

A woman's heart contains all things. Her heart is tender and loving, but it has other elements. It contains fire and intrigue and mighty storms. Shipwreck and all that has ever happened in the world. Murder, if need be...

City of Crows is set in France in 1673, the era of The Sun King, Louis XIV, when French power was at its height. When fever kills her husband, Charlotte Picot is desperate to save herself and her only surviving child, Nicolas. They flee their tiny village, but Nicolas is abducted and Charlotte summons a strange and villainous fellow to help her rescue him. Meanwhile, a notorious magician is unexpectedly released from the prison galleys where he has served a brutal sentence for dabbling in the occult. 

Join us for an afternoon of magic, fortune telling, historical fiction, villains and heroes - all with a whiff of The Devil - as Chris discusses his delicious and intriguing new book with George Dunford.

Tickets: $12 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)


Chris Womersley's debut novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His second novel, Bereft, won or was shortlisted for a swag of others, including the Miles Franklin. Chris's short fiction has appeared in GrantaThe Best Australian StoriesMeanjin and Griffith Review and has also won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes. 

Earlier Event: September 20
Taboo - Kim Scott