A Tribute to Andrew McGahan
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Greek Club
Tickets available until 02 September 2019 5:00 PM
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Andrew McGahan. In the last few months of his life he worked hard to complete his final novel The Rich Man's House. Matthew Condon, John Birmingham and other Brisbane writers and Andrew's friends pay tribute to one of Australia's great authors with readings from his body of work and the newly released The Rich Man's House.
Andrew McGahan was born in Dalby and died in Melbourne in 2019 at age fifty-two.
His first novel, Praise (1992), won the 1991 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award and the regional prize for best first book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His second novel was the prequel 1988 (1995), and his third novel, Last Drinks (2000), was shortlisted for multiple awards, including The Age Book of the Year and The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award, and won a Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing.
In 2004, The White Earth was published and won the 2005 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the South East Asia and South Pacific Region, The Age Book of the Year (Fiction) and The Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award. It was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award.
McGahan's fifth novel, Underground, was published in 2006 and was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for fiction and for the Aurealis Award. In 2009 Wonders of a Godless World was published to acclaim and won the Aurealis Award. His final novel is The Rich Man's House.
Andrew also authored four books in the children's series Ship Kings.
McGahan's award-winning writing also includes stage plays and the screenplay for the movie version of Praise.
Join us to celebrate the wonderful writings of Andrew McGahan.
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