The True Colour of the Sea Sydney book launch

The True Colour of the Sea Sydney book launch

Award-winning writer Robert Drewe speaks to Literary Editor of The Australian, Stephen Romei, about his long-awaited collection of short stories, The True Colour of the Sea.

Drewe’s return to the short story reaffirms his status as our most accomplished creator of short fiction; covering familiar territory of the bestselling Australian classic The Bodysurfers with even greater wisdom and insight. The True Colour of the Sea contains all the sparkle for which Drewe’s writing is loved: his powers of observation, wry wit, compassion for human foibles, love of language and his affection for the absurd.

‘An undisputed master of Australian storytelling.’

– ABC Radio National

Join us in celebrating the publication of The True Colour of the Sea here at Books Kinokuniya.

6pm arrivals for 6.30pm start.

RSVP in store, by phone: 02 9262 7996, email or via Eventbrite.


Drewe, Robert 2017 D (Credit Penguin Random House) SMALLRobert Drewe is one of Australia’s foremost literary novelists and short-story writers. His short stories, novels, memoirs and plays have won national and international awards, been widely translated and adapted for film, television, radio and theatre. His award-winning work encompasses a huge range, and includes The Bodysurfers – the highest-selling short-story collection published in this country – Our Sunshine, The Drowner, The Shark Net and Whipbird. Born in Melbourne, he grew up in Perth, and now spends his time on both east and west coasts.

Image credit: Penguin Random House




RSVP now → When: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney