Australian author and actress Judy Nunn is to visit the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre in Grafton Library this month as part of a national tour.
Ms Nunn’s career is multifaceted. After combining a successful acting career with scriptwriting for TV and radio, she turned her hand to prose. Her first three novels were instant best-sellers.
She has based many of her novels in remote locations across Australia. When travelling on The Ghan three years ago with husband, author Bruce Venables, she was inspired instantly.
“I have always been fascinated by the Red Centre. Every time I visit such places I am struck by the sense of spirituality that abounds in the silence of the outback. The sensation is palpable,” she said.
Ms Nunn is embarking on a month-long tour; visiting regional areas across Australia to promote her new book Spirits of the Ghan.
Spirits of the Ghan tells the tale of two people involved in completing The Ghan: Jess Manning, an Indigenous Australian whose role as negotiator between the Elders and the railway earnt her respect amongst all involved with the project, and Matthew Witherton, a senior surveyor overseeing the construction of the line. When their paths finally cross, their respective cultures collide to reveal a mystery that demands attention, and could well affect the completion of the railway.
Regional librarian, Kathryn Breward, said she was excited to have such a well-known Australian author and actress visit one of our libraries.
“We are excited to be part of the tour for her new book,” she said.
Where: Sir Earle Page Library & Education Centre.
When: Tuesday, November 17. Noon for 12:30pm start.
To book a spot, phone 6641 0100.