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Local Libraries: Debra Oswald

Thu 9 Sep, 6.30pm
Clayton Library

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Award–winning creator of Offspring Debra Oswald discusses her newest pulse-racing novel, The Family Doctor. A novel of searing emotional truth, told with the relentless pull of a thriller, this is the story of a dedicated suburban GP who faces stark moral choices when confronted with domestic violence and judicial indifference. Oswald shares insights into her riveting, provocative novel about women’s fury, traumatic grief, deep friendship, and how she produced what Geraldine Brooks calls ‘a gripping thriller, brimming with heart and intellect’. With Toni Jordan.


1 hour

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Toni Jordan is the author of five novels, including the international best-seller Addition and Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards. Toni holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Creative Arts. Her most recent novel is the 2018 literary mystery The Fragments.

Debra Oswald is a two-time winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the creator of the TV series Offspring. Her stage plays include Gary’s House, Mr Bailey’s Minder and Dags. She has written TV scripts, nine children’s books and three adult novels. Her new novel is The Family Doctor.

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