The Barossa Public Library is delighted to be hosting the first of our Spring Author Series, with Nicole Alexander, whose fast-rising career as one of Australia’s bestselling storytellers was set in motion when she swapped the city for the outback. In the mid-1990’s Nicole Alexander embarked on the ultimate tree change; trading in a high-flying corporate job in Singapore to go ‘bush’.
Packing up her busy life in one of the most demanding cities in the world, her calling came from half a world away – in another life as a fourth-generation grazier in rural Australia. Since returning to the land in Northern NSW that was chosen by her ancestors over a century ago, Nicole has fast become one of Australia’s leading fiction authors, her stories resonating with readers across the globe; from the rural outposts where they are based to the metropolises of Australia, and as far afield as Germany.
Often inspired by the lives of ancestors who worked the same ground and the artefacts they left behind, her stories embody an inimitable authenticity that speaks to the harsh realities of outback life, and the deep connection that is borne between the land and its people. Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore. She is the author of four novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek and Sunset Ridge. Nicole’s latest bestseller Sunset Ridge takes the reader on a journey from rural Queensland to the frontline in Northern France, and is loosely based on the WW1 experiences of her grandfather. Seamlessly interlacing modern Australia with war-torn Europe in the early twentieth century, Sunset Ridge is Nicole’s finest work yet, and is set to cement her status as Australia’s pre-eminent bush storyteller.
Event details :
Literary Event with Nicole Alexander Date: Monday 16 September Time: 11.00am Venue: Nuriootpa Library, Barossa Council Chambers Cost: Gold coin, includes light lunch Bookings are essential – If you would like to attend this event please respond by email, or phone the Barossa Library on 85638440. Hope to see you there!