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The Science of Fiction

Cris Kennedy will lead conversations with authors at the beautiful Eden Road Wines estate in Murrumbateman. Meet Dr LJM Owen, Karen Viggers and Scott Baker in an intimate conversation about writing, science, fiction and their own processes during an afternoon at Eden Road Wines.

LJM Owen

L.J. is a Canberra-based author, archaeologist and librarian. L.J. incorporates human genetics, forensic science and ancient women’s history in her Canberra-set crime series Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth. Following on from Olmec Obituary (2015) and Mayan Mendacity (2016), L.J. will publish the third book in the series, Egyptian Enigma, in 2018.

Karen Viggers

Karen is a wildlife veterinarian and best-selling author of contemporary fiction. Her work incorporates her passion for science and the natural world, and explores challenging environmental issues such as whale strandings, the ethics of wildlife rescue and kangaroo culling. Karen has published three novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife and The Grass Castle.

Scott Baker

Scott Baker is a writer and film maker who has recently returned from middle earth, working on – The Hobbit. From a young age, Scott was a storyteller, making up elaborate reasons why he wasn’t able to tidy his room when confronted by a skeptical mother. The Rule of Knowledge is Scott’s first novel. He is currently working on the development of two feature films and his second novel.
Please book for catering purposes. Books will be available for purchase on the day.
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This free event has been created as part of the Southern Tablelands Science Hub.