The People Smuggler: An evening with Robin de Crespigny
When: Thursday, 28 Feb, 2013
Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start
Where: Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Curtin University
RSVP by Monday, 25 February 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9266 7169
With an introduction by Dr Caroline Fleay (Curtin University) and Marcus Hampson (RRAN), Robin will present her award winning book, The People Smuggler, and will talk about the researching and writing of this extraordinary story.
There will be opportunities for people to ask questions, meet the author and have a copy of the book signed by her. Books will be available for purchase on the night.
Robin de Crespigny is a Sydney film-maker, producer, director, writer and a former Directing Lecturer at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School.
The People Smuggler tells the true story of Ali Al Jenabi who, after fleeing Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers, is forced to leave his family behind in Iraq. What follows is an incredible international odyssey through the shadow world of fake passports, crowded camps and illegal border crossings, living every day with excruciating uncertainty about what the next will bring.
Robin won the 25th Human Rights Award for Literature in 2012 and The People Smuggler has also won the Queensland Literary Award and was one of three finalists for the Walkley Book Award. It has also been short-listed for the Waverly Library Award for Best Literature.
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