The Things We Promise book launch
You are invited to celebrate the publication of The Things We Promise by J.C. Burke!
The Things We Promise is set in the 1990s and explores a time in our history where the escalating AIDS pandemic provoked paranoia and fear largely based on ignorance and uncertainty. Gemma’s brother comes home from New York suffering from HIV/AIDS. Suddenly, her family’s whole world changes and their futures become uncertain.
J.C. will be in conversation with Kirsty Eagar, bestselling author of Summer Skin.
6.00pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start.
J.C. Burke lives in Sydney and has published a number of acclaimed books for teenagers and young adults, including CBCA Notable Books White Lies and The Red Cardigan, Aurealis Awards finalist Nine Letters Long, The Story of Tom Brennan, Faking Sweet, Starfish Sisters, Ocean Pearl, Pig Boy and Pretty Girl. The Story of Tom Brennan won the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers and the 2006 Australian Family Therapists Award for Children’s Literature and it is currently on the NSW HSC syllabus list. Pig Boy won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2012.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney