30 May - Meet Emily O'Grady

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30 May - Meet Emily O'Grady

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​Join us at Riverbend on Wednesday 30th May 6.30pm to hear local author Emily O'Grady speaks to us about her debut novel, The Yellow House.

The Yellow House, a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption has just won 2018 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious awards for an unpublished manuscript.​

 Be sure to come along and support Brisbane's wonderful young talent!

About the book...
Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub’s lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub’s estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather’s crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family’s murky history.

About the author...
Emily O’Grady was born in Brisbane in 1991. The Yellow House is her first novel. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2012 she won the QUT Undergraduate Writing Prize, and in 2013 she won the QUT Postgraduate Writing Prize.

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