Fiona Robertson - If You're Happy

Friday 11 February 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online
Register until 11 February 2022 4:00 PM

This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST)

NOTE: In registering for this event you need to include your email address.

Instore guests - 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. With booking an instore ticket your name will be on the door at Avid Reader. Avid Reader is required to use the Check In Qld App when signing in patrons to our events. You can download the Check In Qld App HERE.

Bar open at 5.30pm - drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

Online guests - we email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event. If you have not received this information prior to the event please check your SPAM folder. Customers using BigPond email addresses have informed us that they often do not receive our emails. Please use an alternative address or ensure that you have contacted us directly before 6.00pm AEST on the day of the event to request the link.

The stories in this impressive, thoughtful collection explore the human heart and its desire and capacity for joy.

Laura Elvery is in-conversation with Fiona Robertson discussing her short stories If You're Happy.

A divorced woman discovers a growing sinkhole in her yard, a lonely man finds an abandoned toddler, a second wife in a fundamentalist community questions her religion, a young Australian veteran of the Afghanistan conflict is haunted by a memory from his last mission. Fiona Robertson’s stories traverse the globe to reveal people at moments of change or crisis, as they struggle to repair fractures in their lives and search for something close to happiness.

Fiona Robertson is a writer and doctor. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Australia and the UK, and has been shortlisted for international competitions. Her collection of stories, If You’re Happy, won the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer at the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards. Fiona lives in Brisbane with her husband and children.

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