Author event: Scott Ryder - Newcastle (City) Library

Wednesday 28 August 2024
38 days from now
6 - 7pm
1 hour
Scott Ryder will discuss his new book, Forged in Fire, and the secretive world of the Australian commandos. Ryder shares stories from his tours to Afghanistan, where his regiment saw some of the heaviest fighting Australian forces have experienced since the Vietnam War. After being seriously injured in a shocking Black Hawk helicopter crash in Kandahar, he was the only survivor to return to active service.

Frankly written, with self-deprecating humour, Forged in Fire reveals the qualities of strength and mental resilience that characterise special forces operators.

Copies of Forged in Fire will be available for purchase at the event.

Cost: Free

Bookings essential

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Author bio: 

Scott Ryder served for 22 years with the Australian Army, including 16 years as an operator with the 2nd Commando Regiment. He served in East Timor and multiple tours of Afghanistan and Iraq. He holds numerous commendations and a Masters of Business, and he works in veteran charities to improve the life of veterans and their families. 


  • Wednesday 28 August 2024 6:00 pm
No additional fees.




Newcastle Library
15 Laman Street