Saturday, August 22, 2009

Meet author Nigel Krauth in Cairns

festival fare at literary lunch

Multi-award winning Australian writer Nigel Krauth is the Tropical Writers guest author for a long literary lunch as part of Festival Cairns from noon on Sunday 30 August at the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns.

Published in Australia, UK, Germany and USA, he first came to prominence as co-winner of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award for authors under 35 for his book Matilda, My Darling.

Since then he has published 4 novels, 5 other books, numerous short stories and articles, teaches Creative Writing at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and is is a founding editor of Inprint: the short story magazine , and the Griffith Review, a national journal renowned for both good writing and the promotion of public debate on the issues of the day.

He regularly reviews for The Weekend Australian, and has also won two Premier’s Literary Awards. Recognised in Brisbane Literary Walk, his Cairns visit has been sponsored by the Queensland Writers Centre.

While in Cairns the author will also hold a workshop for writers at Arts Nexus on from 9.30-12.30pm on Saturday 20 August . Bookings for both events are essential. Phone Shangri-La Hotel on 4052 7639 or Arts Nexus on 4051 4433.

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