2018 Kiama Readers Festival shapes up

Nikki Gemmell

The Kiama Readers Festival committee has been working hard to put together a great line up of authors for its second biannual event, to be held on 11-12 May.

“So far we have confirmations from Nikki Gemmell, author of nine novels including the best seller The Bride Stripped Bare, and four other authors,” says Kiama Library’s Michelle Hudson.

The others are:

  • Julia Baird, well known host of The Drum and author of the biography Victoria the Queen
  • Barry Maitland, Australian author of crime fiction including the DS Kolla and SCI Brock series and the Belltree trilogy
  • Suzanne Leal, author of The Teacher’s secret and senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
  • Catherine McKinnon, a local Jamberoo author who will be talking about her latest book Storyland, set on the banks of Lake Illawarra and spanning four centuries.

Negotiations are continuing for other authors to join the program, which will be again held at the Library on the Friday night and at The Pavilion Kiama on the Saturday.


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