ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR
Minette Walters will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Minette's two historical novels, The Last Hours (2017) and The Turn of Midnight (November, 2018).
Minette Walters has been labelled "the queen of the psychological thriller". Her globally successful novels have been published to critical acclaim in over 34 countries with The Ice House, The Sculptress and The Scold's Bridle being made into successful television series.
Now, in The Last Hours and, a concluding sequel, The Turn of Midnight, set in 1348, the year the Black Death came to England, Minette Walters has moved in an exciting historical fiction direction. The novels constitute a riveting story of human ingenuity and endurance against the worst pandemic known to history. In Lady Anne of Develish - leader, saviour, heretic - Walters has created her most memorable heroine to date.
For all those who love Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth, and Geraldine Brooks' Year of Wonders, Minette Walters' compelling and fascinating historical novels of the Plague years will appeal.
Alex Sloan is the 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year and is one of Canberra's best-known and loved personalities. She retired from the ABC radio after 27 years at the end of 2016 and is a regular conversationalist for ANU meet the author events.
The vote of thanks will be given by Dr Karen Viggers, the author of three international bestselling novels, The Stranding, The Lightkeeper's Wife andThe Grass Castle.
Pre-event book signing will be available from 5.30pm and again after the event. This event is in association with Dymocks Canberra and books will be available to purchase.