Author talk in Nagambie

By David Rak

Author Tina Clark will be speaking about her new novel Cry of the Firebird at Nagambie Library next month.

Born in Zimbabwe, Ms Clark completed her primary school years at boarding school in Bulawayo.

She attended senior school in South Africa, where she lived in the boarding school hostel.

She began writing fiction in the UK while a stay-at-home mum to her two sons and she hasn’t looked back.

Now living on a small island near Brisbane, Ms Clark combines her passion for storytelling with her love for Africa.

Her first novel, My Brother-But-One, was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Award in 2014.

She is also the author of the novels Shooting Butterflies, Tears of the Cheetah and Nature of the Lion, as well as a novella, The Avoidable Orphan, and a children’s picture book, Slowly!, Slowly!

In Cry of the Firebird, South African-born doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organisation, has been in the thick of some of the worst humanitarian disasters across the globe.

But when she’s posted back to South Africa following the suspicious death of an ex-colleague, she faces the biggest medical mystery she’s ever seen.

Ms Clark will be speaking at Nagambie Library at 7.30pm on December 2.

For bookings, phone 1300 374 765 or email [email protected] by November 29.