Inspirational authors visit Mansfield Library
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.