Eliza Henry-Jones - Ache & Karenlee Thompson - Flame Tip

Wednesday 28 June 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Register until 28 June 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 us for a double book launch with fire as the linking element. Eliza Henry-Jones launches her new novel Ache and Karenlee Thompson launches her collection of short fictions Flame Tip.

The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire.  Ache - 'You will weep, and marvel, and pass this book on, and on, to your friends.' Nikki Gemmell

February 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tasmanian Black Tuesday bushfires. This collection of short fictions explore different realities and perceptions arising from that event. Flame Tip - 'As a collection, it becomes increasingly powerful as you read on... the result is a compellingly readable and thought provoking collection.' Kerryn Goldsworthy

Eliza Henry-Jones was a Young Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre in 2012 and was a recipient of a Varuna residential fellowship for 2015. She has qualifications in English, psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. She is currently completing honours in creative writing - exploring bushfire trauma - and works in community services. Eliza's remarkable debut novel, In the Quiet, was shortlisted for the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award and longlisted for the ABIA and Indie Awards.

Karenlee Thompson, a writer of fiction and non-fiction, is passionate about reading and writing the Australian voice. She has been published by The Weekend Australian, Antipodes, Woman’s Day, The Big Issue and Writing Queensland amongst others. She has written short stories for children and her novel 8 States of Catastrophe was published in 2011. She was a finalist in the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize in 2015 and in 2016.