Meet two of the authors scheduled to appear at our Festival in October.
Both authors have been featured in the Good Weekend.
Wendy McCarthy OA is one of Australia’s most accomplished women and the author of Don’t Be Too Polite, Girls: A Memoir (2022).
She has held many significant leadership roles , including eight years as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ten years as Chancellor of the University of Canberra, and 12 years as Plan Australia’s Chair, with three years as Global Deputy Chair for Plan International. In 2016 she completed eight years as chair of headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and in 2017 she completed 9 years as Chair of Circus Oz, Australia’s leading circus.
Currently Wendy is Board Advisor to the Front Project, Deputy-Chair of Goodstart Early Learning and a non-executive Director of IMF Bentham, the world’s most experienced and successful publicly listed litigation funder. She is a Patron of the Sydney Women’s Fund, Ambassador for 1 Million Women and Advisor to Grace Papers.
Dominic Frawley is a country GP in the Shoalhaven region. He is also a husband, parent, doctor and writer. Malachy, his first book, is a memoir and a tribute to his son, a ‘Heart Kid’ whose fourteen brief years inspired many who crossed his path. In its pages, Dom explores the bond of love between parent and child, as his family employs activism, humour, and resilience to face his son’s disability and death, as well as their grief.
What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person ..."Carl Sagan