19 August 2024

Sprigg Salon | Book launch - Dirrayawadha by Anita Heiss

General admission: $12
Museum members: $7

6pm - 8pm

Join South Australian Museum's researcher in Aboriginal Material and Culture, Dr Jared Thomas in conversation with award-winning author Dr Anita Heiss as they discuss her latest book.

From the bestselling author of Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) comes another groundbreaking historical novel about resistance, resilience and love during the frontier wars. Dirrayawadha (Rise Up) shows the resistance leader Windradyne as the remarkable figure he was and surrounds him with fascinating figures otherwise lost to history. With irresistible imagination and verve, as well as a deep desire for truth telling, Anita Heiss’s novels are re-peopling our past and breathing new life into the Australian historical epic.


EVENING PROGRAM

6:00pm - Doors open and welcome drinks served

6:30pm - Presentation begins  

7:15pm - Presentation ends and Q&A begins

7:30pm - Signing begins

7:45pm - Event concludes 

8:00pm - Museum closes 

Books available for purchase and signing after the presentation - preorder your book at the checkout.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Anita Heiss is an internationally published, award-winning author of 23 books; non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction and children’s novels. She is a proud member of the Wiradyuri Nation of central New South Wales, an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation, and Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland. Anita is also the Publisher at Large of Bundyi, an imprint of Simon & Schuster cultivating First Nations talent, and a board member of the National Justice Project and Circa Contemporary Circus. As an artist in residence at La Boite Theatre, she adapted her novel Tiddas for the stage. It premiered at the 2022 Brisbane Festival and was produced by Belvoir St for the Sydney Festival in 2024.

This event is presented in association with Matilda Bookshop, Australian Book Industry Awards Bookshop of the Year 2023. Visit them online, or in person in the Adelaide Hills.


The Sprigg Salon series is supported by Beach Energy and Inspiring South Australia.

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