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Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Author Craig Silvey will deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture. Silvey’s most recent book Honeybee, which is picking up awards and critical praise, focuses on a transgender character. Silvey will speak about his novel Honeybee and the real life events that inspired it in a lecture that also examines the ethics of representation, the importance of visibility and […]

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Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Western Australian author Craig Silvey is among the shortlisted authors for the 2021 Indie Book Awards with his third novel Honeybee. Silvey previously won the awards top honour with his previous work Jasper Jones.  Honeybee is a first-person account of a traumatised teenager and covers serious themes including suicide, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, gender dysphoria. Twenty-four […]

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GRAI to launch Queer Book Club this December

GRAI to launch Queer Book Club this December

Gay and Lesbian Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI) are launching a book club for local LGBTQIA+ folks are you’re invited! GRAI’s Queer Book Club will be reading and discussing LGBTQIA+ books, authors and topics across all genres, with a focus on fiction. Each meeting will focus on one book (with free copies available for those […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Honeybee’ is a trans coming-of-age story with a local perspective

Honeybee by Craig Silvey Allen & Unwin When fourteen year-old Sam Watson climbs over the rail of the traffic overpass late at night, Sam wonders if it is going to do will hurt or if death would be instant. Having a slight pang of sympathy for whoever would find what remained, Sam notices an old […]

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REVIEW: Jasper Jones

REVIEW: Jasper Jones

‘Jasper Jones’ is Barking Gecko’s latest offering that’s currently downstairs at the State Theatre Centre of W.A. It’s based on local author Craig Silvey’s 2009 novel of the same name, and was adapted by Geraldton-born playwright Kate Mulvany. The story is set in the regional mining town of Corrigan and is told by Charlie Bucktin, […]

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