Category Archives: Appearances

No signs of slowing down

Anna talking with students at the University of Adelaide
Anna talking with students at the University of Adelaide

The MidnightSun authors have been very busy over the last couple of months. Anna was invited to talk to students and staff at The University of Adelaide in September.

She decided to talk about her writing, her PhD experience and her publishing venture in equal measure.

A couple of weeks later, Anna was invited to talk to Arts and Education students at Lincoln College about careers opportunities. It was a great night which generated some interesting questions and discussion. Continue reading No signs of slowing down

End of Year Fun for All

Feast 2012
Intersex and Male Lactation – A Conversation

We can’t believe that November is here and Christmas is approaching. In Adelaide, Father Christmas has arrived with the Pageant and now there are only a few more opportunities to meet our writers before they take a well-earned rest.

Zanesh Catkin and Anna Solding will be talking about queer aspects of their work in a session titled ‘Intersex and Male Lactation – A Conversation’ at the Adelaide Feast Festival on Sunday 18 Nov 3.30-4.30pm at the ANZ Hub Precinct, The Garden Lounge at Light Square. Would be great to see you there! Continue reading End of Year Fun for All

Keeping busy

Anna talking about Pippi LongstockingBoth Anna Solding and Zanesh Catkin have been very busy lately. First they were interviewed on Writers’ Radio with Cath Kenneally. You can listen to Zanesh here. Anna’s interview is available here.

Then Anna was invited to talk to students at Marryatville Primary School during Book Week. This year, the theme was ‘Champions Read’ and Anna chose to read extracts from, and talk to the children about, Pippi Longstocking. Both sessions were inspiring and uplifting, with little Reception children showing Anna books they had created all by themselves. It was an honour to be asked and Anna enjoyed it immensely. Continue reading Keeping busy

Zanesh invades Radio Adelaide

Zanesh Catkin was interviewed on Radio Adelaide’s Breakfast radio with Tim Brunero on Thursday 23 August 2012. Check out what the writer had to say about learning to type on his own typewriter as a young boy, about Pangamonium as an adventure novel and also hear Sue Reece read excerpts from the novel. Keep up the good work Zanesh! Next he’ll be talking to Cath Kenneally on Arts Breakfast at 10am on Saturday 25 August 2012.

Successful Meet the Author session at Mostly Books

Much to our surprise on a rainy and miserable Adelaide night, the turn out was great at Anna Solding’s first ever Meet the Author session on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Members of an entire book club, who had all read the book with interest, came along to ask questions about it. Anna talked about the inspiration for the book and the long journey from idea to publication. Will there ever be a sequel? she was asked. The answer was: maybe… Anna has always been interested in writing more about the men who feature in The Hum of Concrete to show life from their point of view. You never know. Continue reading Successful Meet the Author session at Mostly Books

Radio interview this Monday

We are delighted to announce that Anna Solding has been invited to talk on Radio Adelaide this Monday, 23 April 2012. She will be interviewed on breakfast radio at 8.10 am. The Radio Adelaide frequency is 101.5 fm and you get to it online here: Anna will be talking about her novel The Hum of Concrete, which has been very well received since its publication in March. Happy listening! Don’t forget that you can also catch up with Anna in person at Dillons Norwood Bookshop at her book signing on Saturday 28 April 2012, from 12 noon.

Best Seller!

The Hum of Concrete - Best Seller
The Hum of Concrete – Best Seller

The Hum of Concrete is now on the Best Sellers shelf in Dillons Norwood Bookshop! What an amazing feat for a new author and a new publisher. Anna Solding will be signing copies of her novel at Dillons on Saturday 28 April from 12 noon. She would love to chat with you! If you are looking for a Mother’s Day present, birthday present or simply a great read – look no further than a signed copy of The Hum of Concrete.

Book signing in Norwood, Adelaide

Anna Solding signing The Hum of Concrete
Anna Solding signing The Hum of Concrete

Anna Solding will be signing copies of her novel The Hum of Concrete at Dillons Bookshop on The Parade in Norwood on Saturday 28 April 2012 from 12 noon. Please come along for a chat, especially if you haven’t managed to come to the launches. Anna would love to see you! Buy a book for yourself, your mother, your lover, your daughter, anyone who might need to escape to Sweden for a few hours. She’d be more than happy to sign them all 🙂