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Only the Animals

The souls of ten animals, each killed in a human conflict of the past century or so, tell the story of their deaths in turn. There is the camel killed in colonial Australia and the blue mussel killed in Pearl Harbour; the cat who died in the trenches in World War I and the bear who starved to death during the siege of Sarajevo; the dog who lost his life...

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 Blood Kin

“Ceridwen Dovey’s mesmerizing novel lifts the lid on a dictatorship and its perilous aftermath...There is a hypnotic, languorous feel to the writing – even as the conclusion circles with the impatience of vultures over carrion.” – The Guardian (UK)

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News and Events

Upcoming Sydney Writers Festival events:

Food Books Music: Ceridwen Dovey and Chris Flynn
May 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Food Society, Darlinghurst
($115, pre-bookings essential, www.swf.org.au)

Over a delicious meal, join authors Ceridwen Dovey (Only the Animals) and Chris Flynn (The Glass Kingdom) who interview each other about their new books, inspirations and challenges.

Different Perspectives
May 22, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Richard Wherrett Studio
Seeing the world from different perspectives can be illuminating and transforming – hear Ceridwen Dovey, Chris Flynn and Fiona McFarlane speak with Angela Meyer.

Short and Sweet
May 24, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Philharmonia Studio
The short story has made a comeback. Bethanie Blanchard speaks to Tony Birch, Ceridwen Dovey, Angela Meyer and Kyoko Yoshida about the power of stories.

Writers @ Stanton Library (231 Miller St, North Sydney): May 27, 1pm

Reading at Abbey's Bookshop (131 York Street, Sydney): May 29, 6:30pm

News:

Blood Kin adapted for the stage at the Theatre Osnabrück in Germany as
DER KOCH, DER MALER UND DER BARBIER DES PRÄSIDENTEN (directed by Anne Lenk)

“Wine Farm Work” published in Granta online