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Fri, 04 Feb


Banksia Beach

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Meet the author - Nick Earls

Coming to the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre for ONE night only, with his stunning new book, Empires.

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Meet the author - Nick Earls
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Meet the author - Nick Earls

Time & Location

04 Feb 2022, 6:00 pm

Banksia Beach, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, 191 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach QLD 4507, Australia

About The Event

Friday February 4, 2022 at 6pm

Endlessly compelling and inventive, Empires is a masterful novel in five parts with boys and men at its heart.

Spanning centuries and crossing continents, it explores the empires we build, the way we see ourselves,

the narratives we construct and the interconnectedness of all things. This is Nick Earls at his finest.

How does an author find these ideas, and pull them together into a story? Nick Earls reveals the stories

behind the stories that knit together to make up Empires, the rabbit holes he vanished down when looking

for them, the amazing discoveries he made, and how the last breath of Julius Caesar explains a lot. 

Tickets $25 (plus booking fee) includes drink & nibbles. Book here now!

Nick is the author of 28 books for adults, teenagers & children. His writing has won awards in Australia,

the UK and US, including a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Children’s Book Council of Australia

Book of the Year Award. Five of his books have been adapted into stage plays and two, 48 Shades of Brown

and Perfect Skin, into feature films.

About Empires:

Alaska, 2018, and Mike is a long way from home, nursing a wrecked knee and an unspoken grief, striking out into real estate and parenting his partner’s son. London, 1978, and Simon is an Australian fish out of water navigating adolescence during the Winter of Discontent, and drawn to an eccentric impresario next door. Washington, DC, 1928, and a retired US senator is interviewed about his time in Russia in 1916, and his mission to save a young heir to an empire. Vienna, 1809, and an Irish teenager on the run from the law takes refuge among composers as Napoleon besieges and shells the city. Hong Kong, 2019, and estranged brothers Mike and Simon reunite in midlife to face the secrets of the past, and reconnect in more ways than one.

Empires rise and fall, human lives play out, encounters, collisions and connections occur more than we can ever know – and yet, the unexpected can still happen.


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