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Author talk: Jesse Blackadder to visit Hurstville City Library

Posted 25 June 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Award-winning short-story writer and freelance journalist, Jesse Blackadder, will be a special guest speaker at Hurstville City Library on Thursday, 11 July 2013.

Blackadder’s new book, Chasing the Light – a novel of Antarctica, tells the story of a turbulent sea voyage from Cape Town to Antarctica by the Norwegian whaling magnate, Lars Christensen, and three women.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is encouraging the community to come along to this author talk that gives a historical insight into the first woman to reach the Antarctica Peninsula, Ingrid Christensen.

“It is fascinating to discover that the first woman to reach Antarctica was not an explorer, but a 38-year-old mother of six children,” he said.

“I’m sure this book will have wide appeal with historical fiction fans, including those interested in the Antarctic region, along with aspiring authors.”

Jesse has previously written two books including After the Party and The Raven’s Heart (2011).

In addition, she was awarded the Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism in 2012 and the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship in 2011/2012, which enabled her to travel to Antarctica on a six week voyage.

Jesse will sign copies of her book at the author talk. The book will also be available for purchase at the event.

Author talk details:
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Location: Hurstville City Library
Corner of Queens Road and Dora Street,
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: Bookings essential. Phone 9330 6142


Media contact:
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953