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Writers in the Library: Carrie Cox

9 July @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Head along to the Mandurah Library for a fascinating in-conversation with author and journalist Carrie Cox discussing her novel, Storylines.

In addition to the authors talk there will also be a morning tea provided and an opportunity to have your copy of Carrie Cox’s book signed.

What to expect

  • 10.30am – In Conversation with Carrie Cox
  • 11.30am – Morning Tea and Book signing

About the Book: Nessa keeps the world at arm’s length. It’s easier that way, for everyone. Her orbit is no bigger than her sister, her parents and a solitary work colleague with a penchant for dying wishes. But even these people don’t see the real Nessa. Saddled with her father’s impossible gift, a rundown homestead in the middle of nowhere, Nessa reluctantly develops a wellness retreat of sorts – a no-frills escape for women. All too quickly, keeping her distance becomes a trickier dance, even for someone so good at it. But the toughest test of Nessa’s resolve takes the shape of her feisty niece Lily, whose offer to help promote Navada comes with caveats and who ultimately holds up a mirror to a life that neither of them feels ready to see. Deeply moving and sharply funny, Storylines is a novel about how we see ourselves in an age of distortion.

About the Author: Carrie Cox is a senior journalist and author based in Perth, Western Australia. She has published a non-fiction book, You Take The High Road and I’ll Take The Bus, based on her weekly satirical column for multiple Australian newspapers, and three novels, Afternoons With Harvey Beam (Fremantle Press 2018), So Many Beats of the Heart (Affirm Press 2022) and Storylines (Affirm Press 2023). Carrie was the recipient of a 2023 Varuna Fellowship.


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