One of Australia's
One of Australia's "best young novelists" Mandy Sayer will be speaking at Coffs Harbour Library on Friday. CONTRIBUTED

Another top writer at Coffs Library

THE long list of respected authors speaking at Coffs Harbour Library of late has grown again with Mandy Sayer appearing this Friday.

The Vogel Award-winning novelist, columnist and one of the Sydney Morning Herald's 'Australia's Best Young Novelists' begins her talk to fans of her work at 5.30pm.

She won the Vogel Award at just 26, with her first novel, 'Mood Indigo'.

Since then she has published the novels 'Blind Luck', 'The Cross', 'Love in the Years of Lunacy' and 'The Night has a Thousand Eyes', which also won the 2008 Davitt Award for Young Adult Fiction.
Library Manager Enzo Accadia said Miss Sayer's visit is a great chance for readers and writers alike to glean some insight from one of this country's most recognised novelists.3

"Mandy Sayer's visit is yet another fantastic opportunity for local aspiring writers to meet another successful author to hear her discuss her books and the process of writing," Mr Accadia said.

"This popular series of author talks is all part of our National Year of Reading celebrations."

Sayer is adept with non-fiction as fiction and her first memoir, 'Dreamtime Alice', about the years she spent tap dancing on the streets with her jazz drummer father in New York and New Orleans, won the 2000 National Biography Award, Australian Audio Book of the Year Award, and New England Booksellers' Award in the US.

It was published to critical acclaim both in the US and UK and was translated into several European languages. Her second memoir, 'Velocity', a prequel about her childhood, won the 2006 South Australian Premier's Award for Non-Fiction and the 2006 Age Book of the Year (Non-Fiction).

Sayer is also a columnist for The Australian, the Sydney Magazine, The Wentworth Courier and regularly writes articles and book reviews for The Spectator, Australian Literary Review, The Age, The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Monthly. Sayer lives in Sydney with her husband, playwright and author Louis Nowra..

The evening is FREE but bookings are recommended as seats are limited. Call 6648 4900 to secure a place.



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