Murray River-focused romance novel author to speak at Mildura Library

Published on 28 February 2018

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Fans of Australian historical romance author Darry Fraser will be able to meet her in person at the Mildura Library this Thursday as part of the library’s regular series of author’s visits.

The author of several novels, Darry’s latest works in particular resonate with our region given they’re based on the Murray River.

Her most recent book, Where the Murray River Runs, spans communities from Bendigo, down the Murray River to Renmark, set in the1890s and tells the story of Ard O’Rourke and Linley Seymour.

Darry’s popular 2016 novel meanwhile, Daughter of the Murray, is also set in 1890s northern Victoria and the Murray River.

Councillor for Arts and Culture Jason Modica said this Thursday’s visit by Darry would be an opportunity to learn more about what inspires Darry’s works, and how she goes about writing her novels.

“Australian historical romance is a very popular genre at the moment, and this is a fantastic opportunity to engage with a successful author writing in this field,” Cr Modica said.

“It’s also a chance to find out how our most valuable natural asset, the Murray River, came to be such a strong theme in Darry’s latest books.”

Darry will be at the Mildura Library from 7.30pm to 8.30pm this Thursday. Bookings are encouraged and can be made via the Mildura Rural City Council Library Service webpage, which can be accessed from www.mildura.vic.gov.au/library or by phoning the library direct on (03) 5018 8350.

People intending to come along this Thursday can arrive from 7.15pm for light refreshments before listening to Darry speak about how she researches and writes her novels.

Collins Booksellers will also be present on the night selling copies of Darry’s books, with EFTPOS available.

 

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