Queensland authors talk this Friday, 11 September

Queensland Authors & Legal Deposit Librarian, Dr Leanne Day, will present a talk on the two Queensland novels: The Curse and Its Cure (1893) by Thomas Pennington Lucas, and Last Drinks (2000) by Andrew McGahan. Both novels were set in Brisbane during significant historical periods and both authors drew on contemporary events to shape their stories.

 The Curse and its cure

In his speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of his corruption report, Tony Fitzgerald questioned whether anything has really changed. Leanne will stretch this question to examine not just the last 20 years, but the last century of Queensland’s history by comparing the authors’ perspectives and reactions to the events of their respective periods.

 Last drinks

The talks will be accompanied by a display of resources from the John Oxley Library’s collection, which will provide historical context to her talk.

When: Friday 11 September, 11.00am and repeated 2.00pm.

Where: Fox Family White Gloves Room, level 4, South Bank building

See the 'Talks'  page on the State Library website for further information.


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