Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet the author - David Walker

Meet David Walker - author of Not dark yet : a personal memoir at Ashburton Library. Wednesday 17 August 11am.

David is Professor of Australian Studies at Deakin University and he wrote Not dark yet : a personal history after becoming legally blind from macular degeneration. He reflects on his own past, mixing the historical and the personal. He champions the five generations of his family and explores 20th century Australia and its culture and sensitivities.

It was loss of sight that propelled David to write this compelling and moving story. He writes with humour, insight and intelligence as he traces the Walkers and the Bournes, from their settlement in the mid-north of South Australia, just south of the Goyder Line, in the late nineteenth century.

Admission is free, however bookings are essential.
Call 9278 4666 or book online.

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