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A special release-day event to celebrate the publication of award-winning West Australian author Holden Sheppard’s highly-anticipated second novel, The Brink. Holden will be in conversation with Dymocks Joondalup bookseller Aisling Lawless about this explosive new YA novel, pitched at older teens and adults, about a group of Year 12 students whose leavers trip goes fatally wrong, leading them to life-changing tragedy and triumph. Holden will speak with Aisling about the deeply personal impetus for writing the book – including the themes of mental health, identity, masculinity and sexuality – as well as the rollercoaster journey to getting the book into the world.

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning West Australian author. His debut novel Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019) won multiple accolades, including the 2019 WA Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer. The novel is now in development as a TV series. Holden’s second novel The Brink will be published by Text Publishing in August 2022. In his spare time, Holden plays footy, is a gym junkie and can often be found hooning around in his V8 ute. He lives in Perth with his husband.

Copies of Holden's books will be available for purchase on the night. 

Cost $5.00. Book and pay online. 

For further information call 9400 4751

The presentation will run for approximately one hour, and refreshments are provided.


Joondalup Public Library
102 Boas Avenue
Joondalup WA 6027
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