In­spi­ra­tional au­thors visit Mans­field Li­brary

Mansfield Courier - - TRADES & SERVICES DIRECTORY -

AWARD win­ning writer Graeme Sim­sion vis­ited the Mans­field Li­brary on Tues­day, June 12 with his coau­thor and wife Anne Buist (au­thor of Medea’s Curse) to speak about their lat­est novel ‘Two Steps For­ward’.

“It’s great to be here,” Graeme said.

‘Two Steps For­ward’ is in­spired by Graeme and Anne’s jour­ney to­gether on the Camino Trail.

It is a smart, funny and romantic story told in al­ter­nat­ing chap­ters by the hus­band-and-wife char­ac­ters.

It is a novel about re­newal - phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and spir­i­tual.

In­ter­na­tional sales of Graeme’s de­but novel ‘The Rosie Project’ have ex­ceeded 3.5 mil­lion and the book was named Book of the Year in 2014 by the Aus­tralian Book In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion.

“We are thrilled to have the au­thors of an ef­fort­less page flicker here to­day,” said Jus­tine Shelton of the li­brary.

This au­thor visit is part of the High­way to Read­ing project which is spon­sored by the State Li­brary of Vic­to­ria.

This project brings en­ter­tain­ing and in­spi­ra­tional au­thors to re­gional public li­braries each year.

Mans­field Li­brary part­nered with Be­nalla Li­brary to ap­ply to be part of the pro­gram in 2018 and is for­tu­nate to be one of 12 re­gional li­braries cho­sen.

“Our ded­i­cated li­brary staff are al­ways work­ing hard to bring qual­ity events to the Mans­field com­mu­nity,” Mans­field Shire mayor Paul Volk­er­ing said.

“We are very ex­cited to be able to add the High­way to Read­ing pro­gram to the li­brary’s calendar of events.”

COU­PLE: Anne Buist and Graeme Sim­sion have re­cently writ­ten ‘Two Steps For­ward’ af­ter a jour­ney along the Camino Trail.

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