ANU/The Canberra Times meet the author event with Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp is a novel about love, music and coming to terms with the past, from the author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project. Simsion provides yet another poignant glimpse into human relationships-what it is to love and to be loved. Adam Sharp is a 40-something database architect, and a part-time pianist by night. Adam lives in the UK with a wife he loves (when he sees her), regularly attends pub trivia nights with his mates, and has his music. It's the lifestyle he wanted, but something's missing.

Two decades ago, on the other side of the world in Melbourne, his piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, who'd abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair-but he didn't take it. Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously? How far will he go for a second chance?

The text references songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Listen to The Best of Adam Sharpplaylist on Spotify.

Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project  won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was Australian Book of the Year for 2014. It has since been sold around the world to over forty countries. Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, was published in 2014 to great acclaim and also became a bestseller. 

Graeme wishes to profile new Australian writers in five minute segments in his national book tour. We are delighted that Rosanna (Rosie) Stevens from The Australian National University has been chosen to start the event. Rosanna is a former winner of the ANU 2014 Three Minute Thesis. Her work has appeared in The BelieverThe Toast, and The Lifted Brow among others. Her writing on music has appeared in The Griffith Review, The Big Issue and Going Down Swinging. Graeme Simsion and Rosanna Stevens, will be introduced by Dr Lucy Neave from the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

Books will be on sale thanks to the University Co-Op bookshop. Signings will take place from 6pm and after the talk. 

Catch up on the last time Graeme was at ANU and take a listen to the podcast here