FOWL July Author Talk with Karen Viggers in conversation with Luisa Hall

Tuesday 16th July 10:00am - 11:30am
Categories: Friends of the Wingecarribee Library, Featured event

July FOWL Author talk- Karen ViggersFriends of Wingecarribee Libraries present July 2024 Author Talk
Karen Viggers in conversation with Luisa Hall

About the book: Sidelines 

Sidelines is an essential read for all parents in this competitive era. It focuses on a sports game which descends into a brawl after a controversial line call in a fast-paced contemporary novel from the bestselling author Karen Viggers.

When a violent brawl erupts at a suburban junior soccer game, some onlookers are shocked. But others saw it coming. Rivalry, parental pressure, coaching bias, inequity, and many other factors have played a part in turning Saturday mornings into a pressure cooker.

Then when Griffin, a naturally gifted player with spectacular skills, arrives, the tension within the team reaches boiling point. But who is going to crack first - the parents or the players?


Karen Viggers is a writer, veterinarian, podcaster and literary critic who loves nature, bushwalking and animals. She is the author of four other novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper's Wife, The Grass Castle and The Orchardist's Daughter. Her work is set in Australian landscapes and explores dying with dignity, displacement of First Peoples, wildlife conservation, clear-felling of native forests, and now, junior sport.

She is co-host of the Secrets From the Green Room podcast, in which she interviews writers and other bookish people about books, writing, uncovering the stories you don't usually get to hear. She is a literary reviewer and public speaker, and also a mother to two adult children and a dog. Her books have been translated into several languages and have enjoyed great success in France where she is a bestselling author and has won a literary award.

Date: Tuesday 16th July 2024
Time: 10am. Morning tea will follow the talk. Doors open at 9.40am.
Place: Henrietta Rose Room, Bowral Library, 16-24 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW 2576.
Cost: $15 + booking fee for members with discount code, and $20 for non-members + booking fee
Bookings: are essential and can be made HERE 
Please note: When purchasing multiple tickets, member and non-member tickets need to be ordered separately