Regular readers here will know that I very rarely do give-aways. However, when Jessica White, who is on the Australian Women Writers Challenge team with me and whose novel Entitlement I’ve reviewed, asked whether I’d be happy to do a giveaway for her latest book, Hearing Maud, and her conversation with Inga Simpson at Muse, how could I refuse? Of course, I couldn’t, and didn’t want to.
So, here’s the deal:
On Saturday 2nd November, from 4.30 – 5.30pm at the wonderful Muse Books and Cafe, Jessica will be in conversation with writer Inga Simpson about her hybrid memoir on deafness, Hearing Maud, which details Jessica’s experiences of deafness after losing most of her hearing at age four. It charts how, as she grew up, she was estranged from people and turned to reading and writing for solace, eventually establishing a career as a writer. Central to her narrative is the story of Maud Praed, the deaf daughter of 19th century Queensland expatriate novelist Rosa Praed. In researching Maud’s story, Jessica reached back into the history of the deaf and realised how, although her and Maud’s stories are a century apart, they both still struggled with the expectations that they be like hearing people.
Jessica is offering not one but TWO giveaways:
- a copy of the book and a free ticket to this event; or,
- a copy of the book
Please leave your name in the comments, noting which of these two draws you wish to go into, by midnight AEDST Tuesday 29th October.
The draw, using a random number generator, will be made on Wednesday 30th October:
- The winner of the book and event will just need to turn up at the event as his/her name will be recorded at the door.
- The winner of the book will need to email his/her address as requested in the announcement email.
Jessica and I look forward to hearing from you!