Your Summer Stories 2021

Your Summer Stories 2021

Our Summer Stories Program provides members with a diverse selection of titles and experiences for their summer reading. This engaging podcast series will introduce you to this Summer's authors and their latest titles for your Summer Reading and listen pleasure.

Episode One: Join some of our well-read library staff as they discuss the 7 fabulous titles that are this Summer's must read books.

Episode Two: Matthew Reilly in conversation with Newcastle Library's Louise Riley. Matthew Reilly has sold over 7.5 million copies of his books worldwide. The One Impossible Labyrinth, the final book in Matthew Reilly's bestselling action-adventure series, finds former SAS specialist Jack West Jr. back for one last hurrah.

Episode Three: Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist, author of international bestsellers ScrublandsSilver and Trust. Join us to learn about his new standalone novel, Treasure & Dirt.

Bonus Episode: Kay Kerr in conversation with Danielle Hilliard. Kay Kerr is an autistic author and journalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Join us to hear Kay discuss her new novel Social Queue.

Episode Four: Sarah Bailey in conversation with Karen Eastwood. One of the brightest talents in Australian Crime writing and author of the hugely successful Gemma Woodstock series, Melbourne based Sarah Bailey introduces her stand alone thriller The Housemate.

Episode Five: Michelle de Kretser in conversation with Karen Eastwood. Twice-winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Michelle de Krester shares her insights into Scary Monsters, her latest book which is a profound and darkly funny exploration into racism, misogyny and ageism.

Episode Six: Natasha Lester in conversation with Nola Wallace. The Riviera House is the latest book from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Perth based Natasha Lester author of a host of historical fiction. Set in war time Paris and on the modern day Riviera this is a riveting tale of love and bravery.

Episode Seven: Joanna Nell in conversation with Nola Wallace. Joanna Nell is a Sydney-based writer, GP and accidental advocate for positive ageing. Her bestselling debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village was published in 2018 with rights sold internationally. The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital is her latest book.

Episode eight: Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson – in conversation with Skye Jones. A missing man, an eyeless croc and an outback town of 11 people who mostly hate each other. Whatever happened in Larrimah, it's strange and precious and surprisingly funny. Journalists Kylie Stevenson and Caroline Graham have spent years trying to pin it down - what happened to Paddy Moriarty and his dog, how they disappeared, how they might take the whole town and something even bigger with them.