The 2023 Mandurah Readers' and Writers' Festival is happening this weekend from January 12 to 15. Come along on Friday 13 9.30am to catch Josh Kemp in conversation with Kathy Heys to talk about his debut novel, Banjawarn, which won the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and the 2022 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction Novel.
Josh Kemp is an author of Australian gothic fiction. He was joint winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and the winner of the 2022 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction. His short stories have been published by Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Seizure, Tincture and Breach. He’s previously been shortlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and long-listed for the Fogarty Literary Award. Currently completing his PhD at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury, he lives in the South West of WA but is drawn, over and over again, to the red dirt of WA’s north. Banjawarn is Josh’s debut novel.
You can register for Josh Kemp's eventhere or contact Mandurah Readers' and Writers' festival on 9550 3650 and advise them of the event/s you wish to attend, plus your contact details, including email address and they will send you a booking confirmation.