Join author Graham Akhurst In Conversation with his agent and author in her own right, Danielle Binks – on the launch of his first novel, Borderland. Monday, December 4th, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at The Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
A heart-pounding eco-horror gothic specfic by Graham Akhurst, the brilliant mind behind Borderland, a coming-of-age YA-fiction gem. Brace yourself for a fresh, mind-bending tale exploring Indigenous identity, the impact of colonization, and what happens when you take a stand. -Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief calls Borderland: “A hell of a debut novel from a writer once daring, insightful and heartfelt.”
Borderland is Speculative YA Fiction for ages 13 and above that follows First Nations protagonist Jono on an epic quest to find himself in the face of unbelievable challenges. Graham Akhurst, the brilliant mind behind this coming-of-age gem, is a Fulbright scholar from the Kokomini of Northern Queensland. Brace yourself for a fresh, mind-bending tale exploring Indigenous identity, the impact of colonization, and what happens when you take a stand.
Graham Akhurst is a Kokomini writer who grew up in Meanjin. He is a Lecturer of Australian Indigenous Studies and Creative Writing at UTS. Graham began his writing journey in a hospital bed in 2011. He read and started journaling between treatments for Endemic Burkett Lymphoma. As a Fulbright Scholar, Graham took his love for writing to New York City, where he studied for an MFA in Fiction at Hunter College. He is a board member for the First Nations Artists and Writers Network and Varuna. He lives with his wife on Gadigal Country in Sydney and enjoys walking Centennial Park with a good audiobook.Borderland is his first novel. Graham Akhurst is represented by Danielle Binks and the Jacinta di Mase Agency.