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
‘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.
Sunday May 6
Central Coast Preview Launch
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 http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/library/whatson
Kindly sponsored by Erina Library
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: email@example.com
Head booking with: Launch 20th May
Parking: Plenty of parking at Centennial Parkland across the road
Monday 21 May 2012
When in Sydney please consider staying at The Hughenden
(02) 9363 4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org