Popular Writer Claire Halliday to Share her New Book | Goldfields Library Corporation

Popular Writer Claire Halliday to Share her New Book

Thursday 19 October 2017

Claire Halliday has been a popular feature writer for dozens of publications across Australia for more than 20 years. Bendigo and Castlemaine Libraries look forward to welcoming her to share insights into her recently released book, Things My Father Taught Me.

Things My Father Taught Me, Claire’s fifth non-fiction book, is a collection of interviews with interesting Australians, who have openly shared stories about the impact their fathers have had on their lives. Celebrities interviewed include Ann Peacock, David Koch, Normie Rowe, Catriona Rowntree, Em Rusciano, Rev Tim Costello and Santo Cilauro, among others.

“It will be interesting to hear insights from Claire about interviewing such well known Australians on topics we can all relate to – parents, childhood and family life,” said Jess Saunders, Goldfields Library Corporation Acting Programs and Events Manager.

Before undertaking her book of memoirs about fathers, Claire compiled a book of memoirs about mothers – Things My Mother Taught Me, which was released last year. She also interviewed a number of well-known Australians, asking them to share their memories about their mothers.

Claire has had more than 1000 articles published in newspapers and magazines across Australia, including The Australian, The Sunday Herald Sun, Marie Claire, Melbourne Magazine, Rolling Stone, Australian House & Garden and The Australian Women’s Weekly to name a few.

Claire will speak on Thursday 9 November from 2-3pm at Castlemaine Library and from 5.30-6.30pm at Bendigo Library.

Both sessions are free and book sales and signings will be available.

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