Allen & Unwin Event Roundup


Upcoming 2021 Events:    

Fleur McDonald Something to Hide


Fleur McDonald has delivered another richly compelling story in Something to Hide, a riveting new novel of rural suspense.

Friday 9 April 2021
In conversation
Paperbark Merchants
Albany Town Hall
Albany, WA
RSVP: here

Thursday 15 April 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Author Talk
Onkaparinga Library
Virtual Event
RSVP: here

Friday 14 May 2021
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Rural Worlds - author panel with Tanya Heaslip and Davina Stone
Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival
Margaret River HEART
47 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA
RSVP: here



Susan Johnson From Where I Fell


Author of eight novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book, and an essay published by Melbourne University Press, Susan Johnson is back with her newest work, From Where I Fell

Tuesday 13 April 2021
6:30pm AWST
Susan Johnson in conversation with Geraldine Blake
Beaufort Street Books
Virtual Event
RSVP: here

Friday 16 April 2021
In conversation
The Global Girls Book Club
Online event

Note: People can ask to join this book club on Facebook and can attend events free once a member

Tuesday 20 April 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Susan Johnson in conversation with Frances Whiting
Dymocks Brisbane
Brisbane Square Library
Brisbane City, QLD
RSVP: here



Sue Williams Elizabeth and Elizabeth


Join best-selling author and award winning journalist, Sue Williams, as she discusses her first fiction novel, Elizabeth & Elizabeth.

Wednesday 28 April 2021
7:30pm - 8:30pm
In Conversation with Maria Takolander 
Australian Heritage Festival
Geelong Regional Libraries
Online Event
Free - RSVP: here



Emily Maguire Love Objects


From acclaimed author Emily Maguire, comes Love Objects, a clear-eyed, heart-wrenching and deeply compassionate novel about love and family, betrayal and forgiveness, and the things we do to fill our empty spaces.

Tuesday 18 May 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Emily Maguire in conversation with Suzanne Leal, author of The Deceptions.
Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival
The Women's Club
Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW
and by Zoom
RSVP: here



H. Hayek Huda and Me


Join H. Hayek to celebrate the launch of her cheeky, fun and fast moving tale, Huda and Me

Tuesday 6 April 2021
12:00pm - 1.30 pm
Creative Writing Workshop with Huda
Islamic Museum of Australia
Thornbury, VIC
Huda and Me will be available for purchase on the day
RSVP here

Sunday 11 April 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm AWST
Book Launch - H. Hayek in conversation with Maria Alessandrino from Scribblers Festival 
Paper Bird (Children's Books and Arts)
42 Henry St, Fremantle WA 6160
RSVP here

Saturday 24 April 2021
H. Hayek in conversation with Kirsty Murray
The Younger Sun
26 Murray St, Yarraville VIC 3013
RSVP here



Claire Hooper Princess Benjamina Has a Very Cheeky Bum 


Accomplished stand up comedian, tv presenter, podcaster and columnist, Claire Hooper, has finally achieved something her childhood self would care about. Celebrate with her and illustrator Jackie Nguyen the release of her new children's book, Princess Benjamina Has a Very Cheeky Bum.

Sunday 11 April 2021
10:30am - 11:00am 
Storytime at Party in the Park, Cruden Farm with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
In partnership with Frankston Libraries and Robinson's Bookshop
entry via Cranhaven Road, 60 Cranbourne-Frankston Rd, Langwarrin VIC 3910
RSVP here

Monday 12 April 2021
11:00am - 12 noon
Easter School Holidays Storytime with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
Wheeler Centre
Melbourne, VIC
Bookseller: Readings
RSVP here

Sunday 18 April 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Storytime and Colouring-In with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
North Fitzroy Library Community Room
Bargoonga Nganjin and Rooftop Garden
Fitzroy North, VIC
RSVP here



Shelly Unwin Hello, Baby!


Celebrate the release of Shelly Unwin's adorable picture book, Hello, Baby!, a sweet story that perfectly captures the special feelings that arrive with a new baby, and which will welcome that bundle of joy into hearts and homes.

Saturday 24 April 2021
10:30am - 2:30pm
Book Launch
Lindfield Learning Hub
Lindfield, NSW
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: Games and goodie bags will be available for the kids. To be covid safe this is a rolling launch so please come along anytime between 10.30- 2.30pm.



Remy Lai Pawcasso


Critically acclaimed author, Remy Lai, has created a delightful graphic novel about friendship and belonging, starring the world's most adorable dog, Pawcasso.

Sunday 2 May 2021
11:30am - 12:00pm
Art Class
Sydney Writers Festival
Carriageworks, Blacksmith’s Workshop
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh, NSW
More info: here

Sunday 2 May 2021
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Illustrator Battle Rounds
Sydney Writers Festival
Carriageworks, Blacksmith’s Workshop
245 Wilson St
Eveleigh, NSW
RSVP: here

Saturday 29 May 2021
Book Club and Workshop
The Mad Hatters Bookshop
Shop 3, Manly 7 Day Markets,
50 Cambridge Parade,
Manly QLD 4179
RSVP: (07) 3393 5130



Rebecca Lim Tiger Daughter


Australian writer, illustrator, editor and lawyer, Rebecca Lim, has releaseda wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices novel about growing up Asian in Australia, Tiger Daughter.

Wednesday 5 May 2021
Mapping Culture: Objects of Inspiration
Theatrette, Immigration Museum
Melbourne, VIC
RSVP: here



Lili Wilkinson Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2


Award winning author, Lili Wilkinson, has created, along with illustrator Dustin Spence, a fantastically readable, gloriously funny and collectable new junior fiction series. Join her to celebrate the release of Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2.

Wednesday 2 June 2021
Lili Wilkinson in conversation with Marnie Turner
Frankston City Libraries
Details: TBC



Gary Lonesborough The Boy From The Mish


Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Join him to celebrate his debut novel, The Boy from the Mish, a compelling, honest and beautifully written story about first love, identity, and the superpower of self-belief.

Friday 11 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pride Month - In-Conversation with Author Gary Lonesborough
Hurstville Library and Service Centre
Hurstville, NSW
RSVP: here



Boori Monty Pryor Story Doctors


Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012-2013 and, along with illustrator Rita Sinclair, has created an empowering story for all Australians, acknowledging our true history, embracing inclusivity, and celebrating the healing powers of nature and culture.

Friday 2 July 2021
Alexander Theatre
Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800