Internationally acclaimed novelist Robert Drewe will discuss The Rip, his latest book of short stories set against the background of the Australian coast, at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 21 October.
Written in a variety of moods, always compassionate, wry and razor-sharp, the stories are crafted with all the weight and resonance of Drewe's longer fiction, as well as the incisive wit, passion and pathos of his Australian classic, The Bodysurfers.
Born in Melbourne, he grew up in Perth and has written several books of short stories including The Body Surfers and The Bay of Contented Men, and the novels Our Sunshine, The Drowner, Grace and The Shark Net.
Drewe will be in conversation with Associate Professor Terri-ann White, Director UWA Press and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
What: A conversation with author Robert Drewe
When: 6-7pm, Tuesday 21 October, 2008
Where: Social Science Lecture Theatre, UWA (The nearest car park is P3 off Hackett Drive Entrance 1)