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Launch of The Burnished Sun by Mirandi Riwoe
01 Apr / 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Avid Reader Bookshop / Online

Launch of The Burnished Sun by Mirandi Riwoe

Join UQP author Mirandi Riwoe for the launch of her stunning new short story collection, The Burnished Sun.

From the award-winning author of Stone Sky Gold Mountaincome these superbly crafted stories that explore the inner lives of those who are often ignored or misunderstood.

We follow a migrant mother who yearns to feel welcomed at a kids’ party in a local park; a young skateboarder caught between showing loyalty and being accepted; and an Indonesian maid working far from home who longs for the son she’s left behind. Bookending this collection are two stunning novellas: Annah the Javanese re-imagines the world of one of Paul Gauguin’s models in nineteenth-century Paris, while the highly acclaimed The Fish Girl reworks a classic W. Somerset Maugham story from the perspective of a young Indonesian woman.

With rich emotional insight and a light touch, these wide-ranging stories reveal hidden desires and human fragility.


Date: Friday 1 April

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop, West End or Zoom online

Please note: In registering for this event you need to include your email address. In-store: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. Online: Avid Reader will email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event.