Chris Womersley - City of Crows
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 12 September 2017 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join a Salon of emerging writers when Chloe Cooper is in-conversation with Chris Womersley for the launch of City of Crows.
A woman flees the plague with her last living son.
So far this is an ordinary tale.
But when her boy is stolen from her by a troop of salvers, she will brave the wolf-men who lurk in the forests. She will wander hell's halls and treat with its master.
She will trade with a sorceress and accept a demon's fealty.
She will banish the sun from the sky.
For she will lose herself, if she can only find him.
Chris Womersley's astonishing novel set in seventeenth-century France is the story of a woman's crusade to rescue her son. It is also a wicked tale of hanged men's teeth, arcane magicks and the meaning of true faith, even in the midst of despair.
Chris Womersley is the author of several novels, Cairo, Bereft and The Low Road, as well as numerous short stories and occasional reviews and essays.
The Low Road won the Ned Kelly Award. Bereft won the Indie Award for Best Fiction, the ABIA Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, The Gold Dagger Award for International Crime Fiction, The Age Book of The Year and the ALS Gold Medal for Literature.
His short fiction has been published in many literary journals such as Granta, Meanjin and Griffith Review and have won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the International BBC Short Story Prize and The Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize.
In addition Chris has written occasional book reviews for publications such as The Age, The Australian and The Monthly.
'One of the unrepentently daring and original talents in the landscape of Australian fiction.' Sydney Morning Herald.
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