Events Literary Afternoon Tea with Amanda Curtin

Boffins Books, State Buildings and writingWA welcomes Amanda Curtin for a Literary Afternoon Tea as she celebrates the launch of  her new biographical book Kathleen O'Connor of Paris.

The Mark will be serving their signature afternoon tea, featuring a selection of sweet and savoury treats that highlight Western Australian produce.

Amanda will be signing copies of Kathleen O'Connor of Paris which will also be on sale at the Tea.

Can't make it? We'll happily have a copy of the book signed for you. Simply contact us via phone, email, online or visit us in-store, and we'll take care of the rest. 

 

About Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), and short story collection Inherited (2011). Elemental was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and in 2016 was published in the UK. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly, Island, Indigo, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and several anthologies. She has also worked as a book editor for many years. Amanda lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.

About Kathleen O'Connor of Paris

In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career in thrilling, bohemian Paris. More than a century later, novelist Amanda Curtin faces her own questions, of life and of art, as she embarks on a journey in Kate’s footsteps.

Part biography, part travel narrative, this is the story of an artist in a foreign land who, with limited resources and despite the impacts of war and loss, worked and exhibited in Paris for over forty years. Kate’s distinctive figure paintings, portraits and still lifes, highly prized today, form an inseparable part of the telling.

 

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