A Writer’s Journey: An Evening with Brooke Davis
9 April 2015
Thank you for coming to the talk with Brooke Davis–we had a great time discussing writing, grief, and what Brooke’s friends’ parents learned about Brooke after reading her book.
The Festival would like to take this opportunity to thank Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong & Macau for their sponsorship of this event. Brooke Davis’s visit to Hong Kong is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
About the book Lost and Found:
Three lost people need to be found.
But for Millie, Agatha and Karl, one very big adventure is about to begin.
A “poignant”, “enchanting”, “offbeat and funny” story about love, loss, and family in the tradition of last year’s bestseller The Rosie Project, Brooke Davis’s Lost & Found follows Millie Bird, Agatha Pantha, and Karl the Touch Typist on a journey across Australia to find Millie Bird’s missing mum. A perfect book club pick.
Brooke Davis grew up in Bellbrae, Victoria, and attempted to write her first novel when she was ten years old. She completed her Honours degree in writing at the University of Canberra, winning the Allen & Unwin Prize for Prose Fiction, the Verandah Prose Prize, and the University Medal. Brooke recently completed her PhD in creative writing at Curtin University in Western Australia, and, while there, was awarded the 2009 Bobbie Cullen Memorial Award for Women Writers, the 2009 AAWP Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper, and the 2011 Postgraduate Queensland Writing Prize. She loves to sell other people’s books, and is sometimes allowed to do that at two very nice bookshops: one in Perth and one in Torquay. Lost & Found is her first proper novel. You can connect with Brooke via Twitter @thisisbrooked