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Author talk – Judy Nunn talks about Sanctuary at Kogarah Library


Bestselling author, Judy Nunn, will discuss her compelling new novel, Sanctuary, at an engaging author talk at Kogarah Library on Monday 23 October.
Sanctuary is a stunning portrait of love, hope and survival. The novel follows the tribulations of a group of refugees whose rickety wooden dinghy runs aground on a barren island off the coast of Western Australia, and a tiny fishing community forty kilometres away on the mainland where nothing ever changes – until now.
Sanctuary touches on current day international affairs concerning politics, religion and ethnic division, however in the author’s words she offers no answers and takes no sides.
Judy said “I am simply fascinated by what goes on within the human mind that causes people to act in the way they do. Immigration is the perfect subject for a writer to examine humanity, because it contains every possible combination of emotions with which to paint your fictional characters. We are all painted with the same brush, it is just a matter of which colours we reveal.”
Judy’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided to turn her hand to prose. She has since developed a love of writing Australian, historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.
View titles by Judy to find out more about our book clubs and writing group, by visiting Georges River Libraries’ website,
Sanctuary will be available for sale and signing on the night.
When:           Monday 23 October, 7.00pm-8.30pm
Where:          Kogarah Library and Service Centre,Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah
Tickets:         Free event – bookings essential.
Enquiries:     9330 9527
Transport:     The venue is a short walk from Kogarah Train Station and bus interchange.
Judy Nunn is available for an interview on request

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