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Finch News 009 – From Sam Miles

We have had an exciting month so far with one of our authors, Vicki Laveau-Harvie, appearing on ABC’s Conversations with Richard Fidler. That is a first for us so we were THRILLED!!!! It was a fantastic interview and even though I knew the story, I was really hooked! Vicki’s book, The Erratics, is our winner of the Finch 2018 Memoir Prize and is available in bookshops everywhere. The podcast can be found by clicking on the ABC image.

I have just sent Around the Grounds by Peter Newlinds off to press and we are looking Around The Grounds forward to promoting this for Father’s Day. It is a very entertaining read and jam-packed full of memories of growing up in the 70s and 80s, as well as all those magical sporting moments we remember from those times. Pat Cash beating Mats Wilander at Wimbledon? The West Indies Cricket Team annihilating everyone with their ferocious bowling? Matt Ryan holding his not-very-good-at-show jumping horse together over the show jumping round to win Olympic Eventing Gold for Australia? (Maybe that is just one of my memories!) It’s all there in Peter’s wonderful book, available in August.

We have received our advance copies of Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail and we are so proud of this book. It will be launched in Doncaster in Melbourne by Emily Webb (co-host of Australia’s True Crime podcast) and Wil Patterson will also be appearing at Brisbane Writers Festival. Mr Ordinary is a really moving and funny story about one’s man’s time in jail and what happened to him and his family after he got out. I highly recommend it.

Happy reading until next month!