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Meet author, Michael Robotham
Eighteen months ago, I joined a local Book Club. It's an eclectic group that meets once a month at the library, where we chat about the one interest that we all have in common: a love of reading.
Book Club has been a huge positive on a personal level, in that it has forced me to read genres that have been previously quite foreign to me. Crime Writing, for instance. I kid you not.
Earlier this year, the nominated reading material was Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham. I have been nose deep in Robotham's psychological thrillers ever since, quite possibly even harbouring a wee crush on fictional clinical psychologist, Joe O'Loughlin.
Robotham is an Australian author who started his career as a journalist, and has since twice won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel.
Grand View Hotel
His latest novel, Close Your Eyes, will be released early in August.
On Thursday, 13th August, the Grand View is hosting a Literary Dinner in conjunction with Dymocks, the book retailers.
Bigger news is that the author will be appearing at the Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland, only days later to discuss his latest novel...and Joe O'Loughlin.
Yes, these kinds of functions are an exercise in promoting the author's most recent endeavours, with the hope of increased book sales. However, book purchase is NOT compulsory and I have always found these functions entertaining, with the writer in good humour and willing to share about themselves.
Tickets to this function cost $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non members, which includes a two course dinner and a glass of wine on arrival. Dinner commences at 7pm. Bookings are essential.
I've shared my literary function experiences at the Grand View Hotel here previously. The catering staff have these down pat now, as they are quite the regular event. If this is your thing, it may well be advantageous to become a member (which will save you money on your entry and bar costs), and you also receive text messages advising you of upcoming appearances.
On Wednesday, 5th August, the Grand View is hosting another Literary Dinner, highlighting ex-Rugby great Michael Lynagh's, recently released memoir, Blindsided. Same deal.