Hear about Judy Nunn’s latest book at Kalamunda Library

Hear about Judy Nunn’s latest book at Kalamunda Library

AUTHOR Judy Nunn will be in Kalamunda this month to promote her 13th novel, Spirits of the Ghan.

The NSW writer, who was born and raised in Perth, will hold a free event at Kalamunda Library on October 30 from 11am.

Spirits of the Ghan tells the tale of a century-old dream realised in 2004, the completion of The Ghan railway, finally connecting Adelaide to Darwin by rail.

Nunn’s book is a tale of two people involved in completing The Ghan – Jess Manning, an indigenous Australian who was the negotiator between the elders and the railway, and Matthew Witherton, a senior surveyor overseeing the construction of the line.

When their paths cross, their respective cultures collide to reveal a mystery that could affect the completion of the railway.

Based primarily in Alice Springs, the book is the result of Nunn’s long-held desire to set a novel in the red heart of Australia.

To book a place, call 9257 9969.