- Friday 01 April 2011
Residents have the opportunity to hear directly from renowned author Susanna De Vries about her latest book, "Trailblazers: Caroline Chisholm to Quentin Bryce" when she presents at select Sunshine Coast Libraries from 12 through 14 April.
The new novel examines the lives of fascinating and strong Australian women who have changed the world in ways small and large.
Pioneer Eliza Hawkins blazed a trail across the Blue Mountains. Sydney journalist Louise Mack moved to Tuscany and enjoyed a steamy affair with Italy’s leading writer. It took 50 years before Enid Lyons, widowed mother of twelve, was made Australia’s first Cabinet Minister and her struggles to hold office are compared with the career of Julia Gillard, our first female Prime Minister, and Quentin Bryce, mother-of-five and our first female Governor-General.
Attendees at the special talk will hear all about these extraordinary women featured in Trailblazers, as well as learning more about the career of this award winning author.
Bookings are essential for Susanna De Vries’ author talks. See below for times, dates and locations.
About the author
Susanna is an art historian and former university lecturer who now writes full time. She has been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to study Renaissance art in Italy, and has written extensively on art and history both here and overseas.
She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1996 ′for services to art and literature′.
Susanna’s 14 books have won her literary awards in Ireland and Britain, an Order of Australia for services to literature and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.
Her biography Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread; The Life of Joice NanKivell Loch, won the Sligo Non Fiction prize and was short-listed for the Queensland Premier's Non-Fiction award.
Tuesday 12 April
Wednesday 13 April
Community Access room
Thursday 14 April
Thursday 14 April
*Maroochydore session is hosted by Friends of Maroochydore Library. There is a $6.00 charge for this session which includes refreshments