Allen & Unwin Event Roundup

Upcoming 2021 Events:        

David Stratton My Favourite Movies


Australia's best-loved film critic David Stratton, shares the movies which are his personal favourites of all time, as well as titbits and insights from the leading directors and actors he has met over half a century, in My Favourite Movies.

Thursday 25 November 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm AEDT
Meet Film Critic David Stratton
Central West Libraries
Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW
RSVP: here

Monday 29 November 2021
6:30pm AEDT
In conversation with Margaret Pomeranz
Hayden Orpheum
380 Military Rd
Cremorne NSW
RSVP: here

Wednesday 1 December 2021
6:30pm AEDT
In conversation with Stephen Romei
49 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe, NSW
RSVP: here



Leonie Kelsall The Wattle Seed Inn


From bestselling author Leonie Kelsall, comes an entrancing new rural romance, The Wattle Seed Inn.

Thursday 25 November 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm ACDT
In conversation with Carla Caruso
Unley Town Hall
Oxford Terrace
Unley, SA
RSVP: here



Jodi Picoult Wish You Were Here


Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Wish You Were Here is a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit.

Friday 26 November 2021
A Night In with Jodi Picoult
Online Stream Australia
Online Worldwide Event
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Karly Lane Once Burnt, Twice Shy


From the best-selling Karly Lane comes a pitch-perfect story of rural tragedy, old flames reawakened and the meaning of home. Once Burnt, Twice Shy is a tribute to the Rural Fire Service and the work they selflessly do.

Tuesday 30 November 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
About A Book
MidCoast Libraries
Online Event
RSVP: here



Karen Manton The Curlew's Eye


From Karen Manton comes a richly atmospheric Gothic mystery, The Curlew's Eye, set around a ruined homestead in the NT's Top End.

Tuesday 30 November 2021
8:00pm AEST
Global Girls Online Bookclub
Facebook Event
Join the FB group here



David Lindenmayer The Great Forest


Professor David Lindenmayer AO, a world-leading expert on forest conservation and ranked among Australia's top 50 scientists, has created a tribute to an extraordinary landscape now under severe threat. The Great Forest uncovers the intricate webs of life that make Mountain Ash forests so much more than their towering trees.

Wednesday 1 December 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
In conversation
In association with Harry Harthog Bookshop
Australian National University
Cultural Centre
153 University Avenue
Canberra, 2600
RSVP: here



Stephanie Parkyn The Freedom of Birds


In Stephanie Parkyn's new novel, The Freedom of Birds, two French storytellers and a runaway girl travel through fairytale lands, Italian theatres, and the battlefields of France in search of a place to belong as Napoleon's Empire falls.

Tuesday 7 December 2021
7.00pm - 7.40pm AEST
In conversation
Online Event
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Chris Hammer Treasure & Dirt 


From bestelling author Chris Hammer, comes an unputdownable standalone thriller, Treasure & Dirt.

Wednesday 8 December 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
In conversation
ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series
Culture Centre
153 University Avenue
Canberra, ACT
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Bryan Brown Sweet Jimmy


Bryan Brown has been telling stories with his distinctive Australian voice on TV and in film for a long time, but this time he's writing crime in his first book, Sweet Jimmy.

Wednesday 8 December 2021
7:00pm AEDT
In conversation with Tim Ayliffe
Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain
White Bay Beer Company
26C Mansfield Street
Rozelle, NSW
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Friday 10 December 2021
12:30pm AEDT
Dymocks Luncheon
Four Seasons Hotel
199 George Street
Sydney, NSW
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Jacquie Byron Happy Hour


Elizabeth Strout meets Marian Keyes in this wonderful, joyful, funny debut novel from Australian author Jacquie Byron, Happy Hour.

Thursday 9 December 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
An informal encounter with Jacquie Byron and her cairn, Whisky
970 Main Road
Eltham, VIC
RSVP: 94398700



Sofie Laguna The Song of Lewis Carmichael 


From highly acclaimed author Sofie Laguna comes a beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel. The Song of Lewis Carmichael is about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to the Arctic.

Saturday 27 November 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Book Launch with Sofie Laguna and Marc McBride
22 Commercial Place
Eltham, VIC
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Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country 


From Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy, comes Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country, an accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience.

Wednesday 1 December 2021
Artist Talk with Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing and David Hardy
Free event for Australian Schools
The Sydney Opera House
Online & On Demand
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