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.