Elizabeth Gilbert comes to Hobart

Ok this is pretty exciting. Elizabeth Gilbert will be here in 10 days.

If you haven’t read Big Magic yet, please do. It’s a brilliant book on creativity. If you are an artist of any sort, or if you have friends who are trying to write their first novel, or are anywhere along the journey of the creative life, (or if you secretly think you might be more creative than you’ve ever allowed yourself to be) this is a boon companion.

I’ll have the pleasure of being in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert at the Theatre Royal on February 18th. Apart from the wonderful Big Magic, we’ll be talking about The Signature of All Things – one of my favourite novels of all time (yes, I do mean that). And we might touch on that other (international mega-hit) book she wrote Eat, Pray, Love – and possibly the fascinating The Last American Man. We may even get to Stern Men. In short, Elizabeth Gilbert is a diverse and immensely talented writer who has so much to share about writing, commitment, creativity, productivity and courage.  And if you want to hear her, it’s a one-night-only-in-Hobart opportunity. Bless the Tasmanian Writers centre for making it happen.

Tickets are selling fast so please don’t miss out. Theatre Royal Box Office

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Lord Lucan officially declared dead

It’s been more than 41 years since Lord Lucan disappeared in 1974 following the murder of the family nanny – Ms Sandra Rivett. But this week I have received many emails from readers about the news that Lord Lucan has finally been declared dead. Again, officially and – hopefully – finally. His eldest son, George Bingham, can now claim the title and take his place in the House of Lords.

As many of you know, my second novel The Butterfly Man was based on the disappearance of Lord Lucan and imagines the twenty years beyond that fateful night in November 1974 when the man who was once Lord Lucan has settled in Tasmania. It was shortlisted, longlisted and won things. Most importantly, it continues to find friends and fans and be studied in colleges – because the mystery of Lord Lucan, and the notion of coming to terms with a past you cannot change, somehow continues to fascinate.

For a quick purchase of The Butterfly Man go to Book Depository. Also the audiobook is beautifully narrated by Humphrey Bower and produced by Bolinda Audio.

For further information here are some links on the latest, and possibly the last time, the previous Lord Lucan will make headlines:

New York Times – Lord Lucan

BBC News – Lord Lucan

The Australian – Lord Lucan

Daily News – Lord Lucan

Huffington Post – Lord Lucan

ABC – Lord Lucan

News.com.au – Lord Lucan


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