Monday, 28 October 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Chris Hammer will be in conversation to discuss his new book Silver, the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands.

Plagued by traumatic memories, journalist Martin Scarsden vowed never to return to his hometown. But when chance draws him back, he learns an old school friend has been brutally murdered. Martin finds himself back in the front line of reporting.

Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years, he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. In Canberra, his roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, current affairs correspondent for SBS TV and a senior political journalist for The Age.

His first book, The River, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award. His second book, Scrublands, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards.

Books will be available for purchase on the night provided by Harry Hartog Warringah Mall.

A glass of wine and nibbles on arrival.

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Manly Library
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Manly NSW 2095
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