Jock Serong | In Conversation | Author Talk | July 2023

Online author talk – Join interviewer Claire Halliday in conversation with author Jock Serong, as he discusses his recent novel The Settlement.

About the Author
Jock writes for a range of publications, and lives on Victoria’s west coast with his family.
Jock co-edited and published Great Ocean Quarterly for two fraught and wonderful years, and has produced five novels: Quota (2014), The Rules of Backyard Cricket (2016), On the Java Ridge (2017) and the Bass Strait historical novels Preservation (2018) and The Burning Island (2020).
You can view Jock Serong’s titles in our catalogue here.

About the Book
On the windswept point of an island at the edge of Van Diemen’s Land, the Commandant huddles with a small force of white men and women. He has gathered together, under varying degrees of coercion and duress, the last of the Tasmanians, or so he believes. His purpose is to save them—from a number of things, but most pressingly from the murderous intent of the pastoral settlers on their country.

About the Host
Claire is a freelance writer, author, copywriter and interviewer, with five non-fiction books and numerous articles in leading publications. She is currently working on a new book and accompanying podcast. Claire hosts regular In Conversation events for libraries, bookshops and organisations, and her insightful questions always make for an enjoyable evening.

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