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May 1, 2012

Launching Alien Shores!

Alien Shores

You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the launch of Alien Shores.

Brass Monkey Books Australia.

Editors: Meenakshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle (Eds)

Publish Date: May 2012




Imprint:Hunter Publishers



It is the writer’s act of imagination which is the basis of all good fiction, the kind of fiction that opens new worlds to the reader. The power of literature to move people, allow us to see into one another’s hearts, to foster compassion and understanding and inspire political action works in a way that almost nothing else does.’ — Foreword, Rosie Scott


Alien Shores presents nineteen remarkable stories from acclaimed writers based in Australia and on the Indian Subcontinent, which ruminate on the lives of refugees and asylum seekers all over the world. Powerful, poignant and sometimes funny, they tell the tales of brave people who, at great peril to their own safety, seek out a new life in a new land.


Contributors: Deepa Agarwal, Jamil Ahmad, Ali Alizadeh, Meenakshi Bharat, Michelle Cahill, Susanne Gervay, Amitav Ghosh, Abdul Karim Hekmat, Linda Jaivin, Tabish Khair, Anu Kumar, Andrew Y M Kwong, Julia McKay-Koelen, Sophie Masson, Joginder Paul, Sharon Rundle, Sujata Sankranti, Bijoya Sawian, Arnold Zable.

Book Launches

Gloucester Writers Festival

Sunday May 6

12 noon

Central Coast Preview Launch

Erina Library

NSW Central Coast

6 pm – 8 pm

Friday 18 May 2012

Deb O’Neill MP, Federal Member for Robertson

RSVP 17th May 2012 to 02 4304 7500

Or book online at

Kindly sponsored by Erina Library


Sydney Launch

Hughenden Boutique Hotel

14 Queen Street, Woollahra, NSW

2 pm – 4 pm

Sunday 20 May 2012

Mr Amit Dasgupta, Consul-General of India, Sydney

Sydney Writers Festival umbrella event

Kindly sponsored by the Hughenden Hotel

Please book by May 10:

Head booking with: Launch 20th May 

Parking: Plenty of parking at Centennial Parkland across the road


Melbourne Launch

Readings Books, Carlton

6:30 pm

Monday 21 May 2012

Julian Burnside QC



When in Sydney please consider staying at The Hughenden

(02) 9363 4863 or


Meet the authors and have your books signed. Join us for conversation and refreshments.

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