The Sun Walks Down is a brilliant alternative history novel set in 1883, where the residents of a small South Australian town huddle under strange, vivid sunsets. Join author Fiona McFarlane in conversation with two-time Miles Franklin Award winner Michelle de Kretser to discuss what is sure to be one of the most original novels released this year.
"Gorgeous storytelling and superb characters are among the glories of The Sun Walks Down. Fiona McFarlane is an extraordinary writer, one of the best working today. Her magnificent reworking of the lost child story showcases the profound understanding she brings to people, places and the past. I lived in this wise, majestic novel for days and never wanted it to end." – Michelle de Kretser
It's not just de Kretser who loves the book.
"The book I'm always longing to find: brilliant, fresh and compulsively readable. " – Ann Patchett.
"I adored it." – Sofie Laguna
"Nothing short of brilliant." – Emily Bitto
Why not make a full evening of it, too, by booking a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain's oldest and best-known pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.
You'll be able to buy the book and have it signed by the author following the discussion.
If you miss out on a ticket, you can still watch the event as it is livestreamed from the Roaring Stories Facebook page (accessible on the Home page and from the Live tab). A recording will also be available to view later as an upload on the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.