Meet the Author: Sofie Laguna

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Meet the Author: Sofie Laguna

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We're very excited about the upcoming release of Sofie Laguna's new book, and now we have the opportunity to hear from the author herself!

oin us at 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th September as Sofie speaks in conversation with Suzy Wilson about her new novel, The Choke.

rom  Miles Franklin Literary Award winning author of The Eye Of The Sheep, comes this brilliant and haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power, guns and violence.

"It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance. In harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark empathy, Laguna is an author proving the novel is a crucial document of the times."
. – Louise Swinn, The Australian

 

About the Book...
Abandoned by her mother and only occasionally visited by her secretive father, Justine is raised by her pop, a man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop’s chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow it seems they might touch – a place of staggering natural beauty. But the river can’t protect Justine from danger. Her father is a criminal, and the world he exposes her to can be lethal. Justine has to make sense of it on her own – and when she eventually does, she knows what she has to do. The Choke is a compassionate and claustrophic vision of a child in danger and a society in trouble. Sogie Laguna once again shows that she is a writer of originality and blazing talent.

 

About the Author...
Sofie Laguna’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep – shortlisted for the Stella Prize – won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award was was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Sofie’s many books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. She has been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award, and her books have been named Honour Books and Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Sofie lives in Melbourne with her husband, illustrator Marc McBride, and their two sons.

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