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Justin Sheedy on the Program of Byron Bay Writers’ Festival 2010

7 April 2010

Well, friends, I’m privileged (and a little stunned) to be able to announce that I’ve been picked to be on the official program of this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival this coming August.  I suppose this officially makes me a Writer.  (Funny, but when I got up this morning, I didn’t feel any different…)  At least, a writer in the same festival as Important Writers.  But seriously, I’m honoured to be so.  I’m also what is known in medical terms as Stoked.

So this means that, somewhere between Friday August 6 and Sunday August 8, I’ll be talking about my first book, Goodbye Crackernight, under the hallowed marquees of the Festival at the Belongil Fields at Byron Bay.  That is, unless, say, Thomas Keneally ambles past and I start to dribble and whatever I’m saying about my book becomes a sequence of loud, incoherent sounds.

Opening Night ’09, Festival Director Jeni Caffin & Geoffrey Robertson

My massive gratitude goes to Festival Director, Jeni Caffin, for her (completely unexpected) support: In a nutshell, for seeing Goodbye Crackernight as something worthy of inclusion in this important event in the Australian Literary Calendar.  (I’m still pinching myself.  In fact, it’s starting to really hurt…)

As soon as more details come through, I’ll post them here at Crackernight.com.  In the meantime, do check out the official website for The Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, also their Facebook page.

An Anonymous Writer

Yours gratefully

Justin Sheedy

My latest book, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN NOW AVAILABLE AT DYMOCKS GEORGE ST SYDNEY, DYMOCKS MACQUARIE CENTRE, CHATSWOOD, BROADWAY, BONDI JUNCTION, ROUSE HILL & CAMBERWELL (VIC) stores.

Nor the Years Condemn by Justin Sheedy

Nor the Years Condemn by Justin Sheedy

AND NOW AT GLEEBOOKS, BERKELOUW BOOKS PADDINGTON & THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. Also as a print-on-demand paperback at AMAZON and as an ebook at SMASHWORDS.  Reviews HERE.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy Miller permalink
    9 April 2010 8:51 pm

    That is great news Justin! Congratulations. Kind regards, Amy

  2. 9 April 2010 9:32 pm

    Good on YOU, Amy.

    You helped me get there.

  3. 13 April 2010 1:03 pm

    Thats great Justin, I’ll see you there at the Byron Festival launching my first book “The Pages of Lost Time”

  4. 13 April 2010 1:17 pm

    Brilliant, Sharon, and congratulations to you on “The Pages of Lost Time”. It looks great – always a fascinating & integral human theme, the line between the real and the imagined…

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