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Robin de Crespigny's The People Smuggler

At once a non-fiction thriller and a moral maze, this book The People Smuggler is one man's epic story of trying to find a safe place in the world.

When Ali Al Jenabi flees Saddam Hussein's torture chambers, he is forced to leave his family behind in Iraq. What follows is an incredible international odyssey through the shadow world of fake passports, crowded camps and illegal border crossings, living every day with excruciating uncertainty about what the next will bring.

Through betrayal, triumph, misfortune – even romance and heartbreak – Ali is sustained by his fierce love of freedom and family. Continually pushed to the limits of his endurance, eventually he must confront what he has been forced to become.

With enormous power and insight, The People Smuggler tells a story of daily heroism, bringing to life the forces that drive so many people to put their lives in unscrupulous hands. It is an utterly gripping portrait of a man cut loose from the protections of civilisation, attempting to retain his dignity and humanity while taking whatever path he can out of an impossible position.

'An astonishing story...' Sebastian Faulks, Favourite Book of the Year 2013, New York Times Book Reviews

'The adventures make Les Miserables look like plain sailing. Unforgettable.' Sebastian Faulks, Favourite Book of the Year 2013, The Guardian

'Just finished the most extraordinary book. It has opened my eyes in a life-changing way ... The People Smuggler, by Robin de Crespigny. Never before have I read such a personable, heart-wrenching account of an asylum seeker and the horrors of what they've had to endure.' Missy Higgins

'A totally riveting story about a brave and honourable man. Passionate, vivid and true, it bounces off the page.' Rosie Scott

'A must-read ... it's an illuminating tale in the context of the asylum seeker debate. A thriller and an inspirational story.' Paul Morgan, Australian Book Review

'While giving us the details of Ali Jenabi's plight, the dramatic narrative holds strong ... Compelling.' Dianne Dempsey, The Age

'This is a story that had to be told.' The Weekend Australian

'An engrossing account of a man seen by some as a saviour and others as a criminal. A significant book.' Thomas Keneally

'This is a story every Australian should read ... a complex mixture of love of family and a hard-edged determination to survive in a brutal, unforgiving world.' Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

'An epic story full of dramatic reversals and cinematic cliff-hangers ... Ali emerges as an unlikely but true blue hero: resilent, loyal to his mates and protective of those weaker than himself, canny, resourceful, unafraid of sacrifice, a man of honour ...' Jose Borghino, The Australian
 
'His story ... is just mind-blowing. This moving saga of endurance and bravery could well compel a stone to cry.' The Australian Way (Qantas Magazine)

'It's gripping, thrilling, humorous and epic. This book is compulsive reading and a story of our times.' Helen Crompton, The West Australian

'A must-read ... It's an illuminating tale in the context of the asylum-seeker debate ... a thriller and an inspirational story.’ 
Jane Sullivan, The Saturday Age

'Tight, powerful and extraordinarily well-written ... It is a book which glories in the strength, courage and compassion of the human spirit.' Bruce Haigh, The Canberra Times

'One of the most immensely readable and most deeply thought-provoking books ... a reminder of the power of literature to capture stories that not only change the world but also change the way we think.' Byron Shire Echo 

'A remarkable tale of one man's odyssey.' The Sunday Mail

'Aptly described as a non-fiction thriller and a moral maze is thus a considered, timely and insightful account of one man's incredible experience.' Michael Jacobsen, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

'The story of Ali is one of extraordinary courage which contrasts the human capacity for brutality and cruelty with that of compassion and genuine kindness.' Toowoomba Chronicle

'An amazing book. It reads like an adventure story, telling the harrowing and heartbreaking story of Ali's journey ...' Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Volume 24, Number 2

'Ali's story is absolutely riveting ... read it and be angry. And then maybe write a letter to your MP.' Grant Hansen, Good Reading

'A gripping account of one man's determination to free himself, his family and his people ... a fascinating insider's perspective of the underbelly of a global crisis.' Instyle

'It is an utterly gripping portrait of a man ... attempting to retain his dignity and humanity.' Mid-West Times

'An incredible tale ... utterly gripping and fascinating.' Yen

'Throughout this important book, Ali emerges as an important hero ... It's also a book that reveals the strength of the human spirit.' The Week

'Sometimes, it seems the unlucky just fell to earth ... nothing to define them as human beings ... The People Smuggler changed that for me'. Gail Forrer, Noosa News

'This book should be compulsory reading to those concerned about asylum seekers, which seems to be a great many of us.' Pittwater Life

'With enormous power and insight, The People Smuggler tells a story of daily heroism, bringing to life the forces that drive so many people to put their lives in unscrupulous hands.' Imagine

'The People Smuggler is a fabulous, must-read book.' Fiona Crawford, Boomerang

'The People Smuggler is a rollercoaster, with characters and a story that will stay with you long after you've read it.' Erica Bartle, Girl With a Satchel

'[An] engrossing story ... it will open a country's eyes to what refugees are fleeing from.' Good Reads 

'It is a tribute to the quality of the writing that the book raises political questions about refugees without breaking the stride of the very personal story it tells.' Chris Breen, Refugee Action Collective, Victoria

‘This wonderfully written book projects Ali’s brave and authentic voice in a way that is captivating and compelling.'
Mark Goudkamp, refugeeaction.org.au

'The book had me turning page after page waiting for a lull, so I could put it down and go to sleep, but none came.' Tarla's Blog, AWA

Published by Penguin Books Australia

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Past Dates

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Address to Rally, Refugee Welcome Zone Bega Littleton Gardens
Address to Rally, Refugee Welcome Zone Bega Littleton Gardens - 10:00am
Bega Town Centre
Bega, NSW
Price: Free

Robin de Crespigny Speaking at the Refugee Rally in Bega NSW on Friday 23 June.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Refugee Week Talk - 16:00
5/4-10 Market St
Merimbula, NSW 2548
(02) 6495 2303
Price: Free

Robin presenting Refugee Week talk at Booktique bookstore in Merimbula
(Photo: Bookstore Booktique)

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Read Between the Wines: Book, Wine & Cheese Night presented by Road to Refuge - 6:15pm
Gallery 314
Richmond, VIC 3121
Price: $5/$10

Road to Refuge's debut Read Between the Wines Book Night is featuring the award-winning book, The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny.

Interview with Robin followed by open Q&A with guests. Wine & cheese is provided. Guests are invited to stay on after the Q&A for more wine, cheese and conversation.

Tickets $5 conc/$10 adult: http://www.trybooking.com/FUSC

 



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SPECIAL TICKET OPTION: ticket plus a discounted copy of The People Smuggler sent out to you in advance. This way you can get reading in advance and our discussion with Robin can delve deeper into the issues raised in her book about seeking asylum, people smugglers and the journey of an extraordinary refugee from Iraq. With $10 off the RRP, it’s worth grabbing taking advantage of the deal!

Generously sponsored by PachaMama Wines.

Limited parking but easily accessible by the 70, 75 or 78/79 tram.
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Crespigny’s non-fictional account follows the transformational journey of a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein’s regime in an attempt to retain one’s dignity and hope in the face of enduring uncertainty. Find out more about the book: thepeoplesmuggler.com. This is a book that the Road to Refuge crew is passionate above and highly recommend. It has won and been short-listed for numerous awards. You can find out more about the book at thepeoplesmuggler.com

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Kenna Hall
Orange NSW - Public meeting in support of asylum seekers and children in detention - 7pm
88 Hill Street
Orange, NSW
Neil Jones 0419224461
Price: Free/donation

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

High Tea at Better Read than Dead with Robin de Crespigny - 3pm
265 King St
Newtown, NSW 2042
Price: $10

Friday, August 15th, 2014

NSW/ACT IEU Women's Conference
NSW/ACT IEU Women's Conference - 11am
Mercure Hotel, 818-820 George Street
Sydney, NSW 200
www.ieu.asn.au
Price: $50 members/$130 non-members

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Charles Sturt University, Bathurst Campus
Bathurst: Free Public Lecture - The People Smuggler - 6:30pm
Building 1292, Room 223
Bathurst, NSW
- Katie Esdaile (02) 6338 4645
Price: Free

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Brookvale Probus
Robin de Crespigny at Brookvale Probus - 10:30am
Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club, Pittwater Road,
Brookvale, NSW
Dorothy Nay: 0299381168
Price: Small donation

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Pearson Professional Learning - F12 Leaders in Literacy Education: The art of meaning making in a modern world - Throughout May, 2014
Around Australia

Robin joins authors at the Pearson Professional Learning conference. See the program here.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Thebarton Senior College hosts Robin de Crespigny - 5:30pm for 6:30pm
40 Ashley Street, Torrensville
Adelaide, SA 5031
Australia
Price: Free

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

St Bernard's College Boardroom
St Therese's Parish Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Group hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7:30pm
41 Rosehill Rd
Essendon, Melbourne
Price: Free

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Kingston Library
Cheltenham Library: hear Robin de Crespigny, author of The People Smuggler - 6:30-7:30pm
12 Stanley Ave
Cheltenham, Victoria
1300135668
Price: See web site

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Carey Grammar Literary Evening - 7:00pm-9:00pm
De Young Centre for the Performing Arts Foyer
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Price: $15

An Evening with 

Robin de Crespigny

Monday 19 May 7.00-9.00pm

De Young Centre for the Performing Arts Foyer

Tickets $15 bookings close 13 May

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Margaret River Writers Festival
Margaret River Writers Festival, WA: featuring Robin de Crespigny - May 16-18th, for times see program
Margaret River Cultural Centre
Margaret River, WA
0897583616
Price: See program

Robin is speaking at the Margaret River Writers Festival.

On Saturday the 17th of May at from 2:30-3:15pm, she will speak on THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER: A CONTROVERSIAL JOURNEY.

For more information please download the program at this link.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Writers Live - A Country Too Far - Writing on Asylum Seekers - 6:30-8:30pm
70 Norton Street
Leichhardt, Sydney 2040
+ 61 (0)2 9560 3200
Price: $8.50

One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.

A Country Too Far - Writings on Asylum Seekers edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, is a landmark anthology including work from twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers, who have focussed their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum - the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise - is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories.

This book is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays.

We are pleased to welcome  three distinguished Australian writers when they discuss A Country Too Far - Writings on Asylum Seekers at 6.30pm on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, at Berkelouw Books in Leichhardt.

Rosie Scott  is an internationally published award-winning writer who has published six novels, and a collection each of short stories, poems and essays. Along with Tom Keneally she is editor of A Country Too Far.

Debra Adelaide is the author of three novels including The Household Guide to Dying (2008). Her latest book is a collection of short fiction, Letter to George Clooney. She is associate professor in the creative writing program at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Robin de Crespigny is a Sydney filmmaker and a former lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio school. In 2008 she began writing a screenplay about the life of Ali Al Jenabi which became the award-winning book The People Smuggler.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 9560 3200.

Cost: $ 8.50 which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.

- See more at: http://berkelouw.com.au/events/writers-live-a-country-too-far-writings-on-asylum-seekers#sthash.rAqkV5kl.dpuf

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Wollombi
Wollombi hosts a public talk by Robin de Crespigny - 2pm
Panino's

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Book Club: ‘The People Smuggler’ with author Robin de Crespigny - 6:30-8:00pm
NSW Amnesty Action Centre, Level 1, 79 Myrtle St
Chippendale, NSW 2008

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Morning tea with Robin de Crespigny in Launceston - 10am
88 Patterson Street
Launceston, TAS 7250
0474 194 713
Price: Free

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Fullers Launceston hosts Robin de Crespigny - 6pm-7pm
93 St John Street
Launceston, TAS 7250

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

St James' College Cygnet, Tasmania, hosts Robin de Crespigny - 9:30am
Mary Street
Cygnet, TAS
Price: Free

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Tabor College Auditorium
Free Q&A with Robin de Crespigny - 2-4pm
Level 1, 45 Melville Street
Hobart, TAS
Price: Free

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Fullers Hobart hosts Robin de Crespigny - 5:30pm
131 Collins St
Hobart, TAS 7000
Price: Free

Reservations to rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au

 

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Hobart Uniting Church
Hobart Uniting Church: An evening with Robin de Crespigny - 7:30pm
Corner of Elizabeth and Swan Streets
North Hobart, TAS
(03) 6231 3109
Price: Free

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Nunawading Library hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7pm-8pm
379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Melbourne, VIC
Price: See below for link to tickets

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Hawthorn Rotary
Hawthorn Rotary hosts Robin de Crespigny - 12:30pm-2:30pm
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
Melbourne, VIC
03 9822 3333
Price: Free

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Darebin hosts Robin de Crespigny - 10am-12pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm
59a Roseberry Ave
Preston, Victoria
Price: Free

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Ferntree Gully Social Justice Group, St John the Baptist, Parish School Hall
Ferntree Gully Social Justice Group hosts Robin de Crespigny - 2pm-4pm
17-19 Forest Road
Ferntree Gully, VIC
0434072831
Price: Free

Friday, March 28th, 2014

St Oliver's Pascoe Vale hosts an evening with Robin de Crespigny - 7pm-9pm
1 Landells Rd
Pascoe Vale, Melbourne, Vicotira
03 9354 3015
Price: Free

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Holy Eucharist School hosts Robin de Crespigny - 10am-12pm
1241 Dandenong Road
Malvern East, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Geelong Inter Church Social Justice Network hosts an evening with Robin de Crespigny - 7:30pm-9:30pm
100 Yarra Street
Geelong, Victoria

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Nowra Public Library
Nowra Community for Peace & Justice hosts Robin de Crespigny - 12pm-2pm
Egans Lane
Nowra, NSW
Price: Free

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Australian Ursulines - Encounters 2014 with Robin de Crespigny - 3pm-6pm
Mary Mackillop Place, 7-11 Mount Street
North Sydney, NSW
contact@australianursulines.org.au
Price: Please contact host

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Somerset Festival of Literature
Somerset Festival of Literature
Gold Coast
Gold Coast, QLD

The Somerset Festival of Literature be held on the Gold Coast from March 19 to March 21. Find out more here!


Robin will speak at the event and feature in the very exciting Literary Lunch on Thursday the 20th of March - click here to book your tickets.

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Wollongong Community for Peace and Justice
Wollongong Community for Peace and Justice hosts Robin de Crespigny - 12pm
Multicultural Council of Illawarra, 117 Corrimal Street
Wollongong, NSW
Price: Free

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Paddington Uniting Church
Paddington Uniting Church hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7:30pm-9pm
Paddington Uniting Church, Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW
Price: Free

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Terrey Hills Community Centre
Robin de Crespigny at Friends of Eramboo - 1pm
Yulong Avenue
Terrey Hills
(02) 9488 7927
Price: Free

 

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Burwood Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Burwood Rotary - 7pm
Burwood RSL Club
Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood
0408965100

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

St David's Uniting Church Dee Why hosts Robin de Crespigny - 5pm-7pm
3 St David Avenue
Dee Why, NSW 2099
Price: Free

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Amnesty Write for Rights, Berkelouw Books
Amnesty Write for Rights with Robin de Crespigny - 6:45pm
Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW
0432 201 848
Price: Free

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Australian Federation of Graduate Women
Australian Federation of Graduate Women hosts Robin de Crespigny - 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Bowral Golf Club, Kangaloon Road
Bowral, NSW

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Chapel by the Sea - Bondi Beach
Chapel by the Sea Uniting Church - Robin de Crespigny speaks - 7pm-9pm
95 Roscoe St
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Ph: (02) 9130-3445
Price: Free

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Cafe Church - Uniting Church, Glebe
Sacred Lounge hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7pm
37-47 St Johns Road
Glebe, NSW
Price: Free

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Newtown Festival Writers' Tent with Robin de Crespigny - 4:00pm
Church Street
Newtown, New South Wales 2042
Aus
Price: Free

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Muswellbrook Library
Muswellbrook Library hosts Robin de Crespigny - 11am
126 Bridge St Muswellbrook
NSW
02 6543 1913
Price: Free

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Darwin City Library - 6pm
City Library, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave
Darwin, NT
Stacey Rosser 08 8930 0216

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

NT Writers Centre Workshop: Adaptation with Robin de Crespigny - 10am-1pm
Frog Hollow Conference Room, 56 McCinn St
Darwin, NT
Kaye 61889412651
Price: $60 / $50 NTWC Members

Robin’s workshop will talk about the difference between written and filmic storytelling, and what goes into the decision between fiction and factual documentation. Robin’s work has mainly been drama film writing and directing, rather than documentary. Her book The People Smuggler started its life as a film script, became a book, and now she is working on turning it into a mini-series. One of the interesting things about The People Smuggler is that it is creative non-fiction, using first-person narrative to document real-life people and events.

FOR BOOKINGS AND MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Darwin Sunrise Rotary
Darwin Sunrise Rotary hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7am for 7:15am start
Hilton Doubletree
Darwin, NT

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

DASSAN presents a public lecture by Robin de Crespigny - 6pm
Darwin Museum Theatre
Price: Donation

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Ubud Writers' Festival
Ubud Writers Festival
Denpasar, Bali
Ind

Robin will speak at three events at the Ubud Writers' Festival in Indonesia. For more info, see the festival web site

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Coal Creek Festival - "The People Smuggler: What you won't hear in the news" - 3:15pm
Coal Creek Gallery
Korumburra, VIC
Price: Donation

For more information, see the festival web site

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Foster Little Bookshop - signing
Foster Little Bookshop - The People Smuggler book signing - 3pm
Foster's Little Bookshop, 4 Station Road
Foster, VIC 3960
(03) 5682 2089
Price: Free

Come along to meet Robin and get your copy signed

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Why People Smugglers are not the problem and deterrence is no solution - 6:30pm
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St
Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
Kalinda 0423 507 373
Price: Gold coin donation

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Secondary Schoolers for Refugee Rights
Secondary Schoolers for Refugee Rights meeting - 1pm-3pm
Ross House, 247-251 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC
(03) 9650 1599
Price: Free

Robin de Crespigny and Adam Bandt, the member for the federal seat of Melbourne, will address this special meeting of Secondary Schoolers for Refugee Rights. All Secondary schoolers and supporters welcome.

Facebook event and more info

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Adelaide Parks Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Adelaide Parks Rotary - 5:45pm
Naval Military and Airforce Club at the corner of Angas Street and Hutt Streets
Adelaide, SA

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Anglicare Morning Tea
Robin de Crespigny at Anglicare Morning Tea - 10:30am
Cynthia Poulton Hall, next to St Peter’s Cathedral, 27 King William Rd
Adelaide, SA
08 8305 9230
Price: Free

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Adelaide East Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Adelaide East Rotary - 12:30pm
Naval Military and Airforce Club, Cnr Hutt and Angas Streets
Adelaide, SA
Price: Free

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Enfield Library
Robin de Crespigny speaks at Enfield Library, Adelaide - 11am
1 Kensington Crescent, Enfield
Adelaide, SA
(08) 8405 6530
Price: Free

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

OzAsia on page: in conversation with Robin de Crespigny - 1:30pm
Adelaide, SA
Price: FREE

For more information, see the OzAsia web site

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Breakfast Point Rotary Club
Robin de Crespigny at Breakfast Point Rotary - 7am
72 Village Drive, Breakfast Point
Sydney, NSW
0405843387

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Amnesty UNSW
Asylum Seekers' Panel: Amnesty UNSW - 6:30pm
UNSW, Kensington
Price: Free

A panel featuring Robin de Crespigny hosted by UNSW Amnesty

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Kurungai Probus Club
Robin de Crespigny on The People Smuggler at Kurungai Probus Club - 10.30am for 11am
Swithun's Church Hall, cnr Telegraph and Merrivale Roads, Pymble
Sydney, NSW
Price: Free

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Uniting Church Indooroopilly
Indooroopilly Uniting Church - 7:30pm
74 Station Rd, Indooroopilly

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Uniting Church Stafford
St Paul's Uniting Church - 10am-12pm
242 Webster Rd, cnr Wilgarning St
Stafford, Brisbane
3356 9465 for bookings

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Uniting Church BRASS
Uniting Church refugee support group - 6pm-8pm
Multicultural Development Association, 28 Dibley Street
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD 4012
to RSVP phone 3356 9465
Price: Free

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny speaks at St Mary's in exile church
Price: Free

Robin will speak at the 9am mass and the 5.30pm mass

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny speaks at Lismore Fusion Festival - 12-1:30pm
D Block and Zest Function Room, Campus Central, Southern Cross University
Lismore, NSW

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Australia Club Library Soiree
Australia Club Library Soiree with Robin de Crespigny - 6:30pm
165 Macquarie St, Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2010

Formal Dinner with Robin de Crespigny.

Dinner served at 7pm, speaking starts 8.30am followed by a Q & A with the author.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Swan Hill Library
Swan Hill Library talk with Robin de Crespigny - 7pm
53 Campbell Street
Swan Hill, VIC 3585
(03) 50 362480

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Griffith Library
Robin de Crespigny @ Griffith Library - 1pm
1 Benerembah Street
Griffith, NSW 2680
02 6962 8274
Price: Free

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

BYRON BAY WRITERS' FESTIVAL - See info
NSW
Price: See web site for ticket info

SEE THE FULL PROGRAM HERE

 

Robin will be speaking at:

 

Friday 2 August SCU Marquee

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Beyond the pale: life at the edge of human existence

Glenn Carle, Robin de Crespigny, Belinda Hawkins, Kooshyar Karimi, Tanya Levin

Chair: Jill Eddington

 

Saturday 3 August Blue Marquee

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Story boarding: the impact of screen on narrative

Mandy Chang, Robin de Crespigny, Pavithra Mehta

Chair: Tristan Bancks

 

Sunday 4 August Macquarie Marquee

2.30pm - 3.45pm

What makes a hero? Perception and misconception

John Cantwell, Richard de Crespigny, Robin de Crespigny, Belinda Hawkins

Chair: Janet Steele

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Lismore Library
Lismore Library - Robin de Crespigny author talk - 6pm
110 Magellan Street Lismore
Lismore, NSW 2480
T (02) 6621 2464
Price: Free

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

CASINO Library - author talk Robin de Crespigny - 1pm
Graham Place, Casino
Casino, NSW
Price: Free

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Stanthorpe Library
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 5:00 pm
56 Lock Street (corner of Marsh)
Stanthorpe, QLD 4380
07 4681 2141

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Tenterfield
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - TBA
Tenterfield, NSW

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Armidale Library
Armidale Library talk - 5:30pm
122 Faulkner Street
Armidale, NSW 2350
P: 02 6770 3636 |F: 02 6772 6667
Price: FREE

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Clarence Regional Library
Bellingen Library and Dorrigo Writers' Group present Robin de Crespigny - 2pm
Hyde St, Bellingen
Belligen, NSW
http://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/services/branches/bellingen/
Price: Free

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Coffs Harbour Library
Coffs Harbour author talk - 5:30pm
Duke St
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
(02) 6648 4900
Price: Free

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Eden Uniting Church
Conversation with Robin de Crespigny - 6:00 pm
126 West Street
Eden, NSW 2551
02 6496 2501

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Orbost Library
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 12:00 noon
1 Ruskin Street
Orbost, VIC 3888
03 5153 9500

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Bairnsdale Library
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 6:00 pm
22 Service Street
Bairnsdale, VIC 3875
03 5152 4225

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Lakes Entrance Library
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 10:30am
18 Mechanics St
Lakes Entrance, VIC 3909
03 5153 9500

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Sale, Victoria
Dinner with Robin de Crespigny - 6:30 for a 7pm start
Collins Bookshop
Sale, VIC
03 5144 6262
Price: $35 includes 2 courses

 

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2012
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Venue: Duart Homestead, 20 McLean Street, Maffra
Price: $35.00 (includes 2 course meal – special food requirements can be catered for - drinks available from the bar)
Bookings: Collins Booksellers, Sale 5144 6262
RSVP: July 12th, 2012

Venue: Duart Homestead, 20 McLean Street, Maffra

Price: $35.00 (includes 2 course meal – special food requirements can be catered for - drinks available from the bar)

Bookings: Collins Booksellers, Sale 5144 6262

RSVP: July 12th, 2012

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Maffra
Literary Dinner - 6:30 for a 7pm start
Duart Homestead 20 McLean St
Maffra, VIC
03 5144 6262
Price: $35 includes 2 courses

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Korumburra Library Author Talk - 10:30am
165 Commercial Street,
Korumburra, 3950
(03) 5655 1105

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Inverloch Library
Author talk Inverloch Library - 2pm
16 A'Beckett Street
Inverloch, VIC 3996

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Wonthaggi, Vic
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 11:00 am
Mc Bride Campus
Wonthaggi, VIC

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Bright Library
Bright Library Author Talk - 10:30am
Ireland St
Bright, VIC 3741
Phone: 03 5755 1540

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Shepparton- Ethnic Council
Author's Talk - Robin de Crespigny - 6:00 pm
Goulburn Valley Regional Library, 41 Marungi Street
Shepparton, VIC
1300 374 765

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Mansfield Library
Mansfield Library author talk - 10:30am
Collopy Street
Mansfield, VIC 3722
(03) 5775 2176
Price: Free

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Mrytleford Library - 1pm
Crn. Standish St & O'Donnell Ave
Myrtleford VIC, VIC 3737
Price: Free

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Wangaratta Library
Wangaratta Library author talk - 6:30pm
21 Docker Street
Wangaratta, VIC
(03) 5721 2366

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

St. John's Anglican Church
Conversation with Robin de Crespigny - 12:30
225 Beechworth Rd
Wodonga, VIC
02 6024 2129

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Albury Library
Albury Library talk - 3:30-4:30pm
550 Kiewa Street
Albury, NSW
Price: Free

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Maroubra Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Maroubra Rotary - 7pm
South Coogee Bowling Club

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Five Dock Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Five Dock Rotary

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Goodwood Library - 7pm
101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Adelaide, SA
8372 5100
Price: Gold coin, bookings essential

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Adelaide South Rotary
Robin de Crespigny at Adelaide South Rotary - 12:45 for 1pm
Public Schools Club, Corner of East Tce & Carrington
Adelaide
0401179588
Price: Contact organisers for more info

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny @ the National Asylum Summit, University of South Australia
University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Port Adelaide Library
Robin de Crespigny at Port Adelaide Library - 1pm
Church St, Port Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5012
(08) 8405 6580
Price: Free

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Coventry Library: Hills Circle of Friends
Hills Circle of Friends special event with Robin de Crespigny at Coventry Library, Stirling, Adelaide - 6:30pm
Coventry Library, 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Adelaide, SA
84080420
Price: Gold coin

Catch Robin this special event and fundraiser for the group Hills Circle of Friends who do important work supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Entry by gold coin donation and drinks on sale. 

For more info about Hills Circle of Friends, see their web site.

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Woodcroft Library, Adelaide - 11am
Woodcroft library, 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale
Adelaide, SA
Ph (08) 8384 0053

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Elizabeth Rotary, SA
Robin de Crespigny at Elizabeth Rotary, Adelaide - 6pm for 6:30 start
The Grenville Community Centre, Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Adelaide, SA
Price: Free

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW
Stop the boats, or stop the hype? - 6pm

Phone (02) 9273 1414
Price: Free, bookings essential

Stop the boats – or stop the hype?

Some politicians, journalists and media commentators would have us believe that Australia is being over-run by “illegal arrivals”, placing our own livelihoods at risk – but how much of what they tell us is true? Is Australia doing more than its fair share to help refugees – or not nearly enough? What role do journalists play in shaping the public debate about asylum seekers and perpetuating or counteracting popular myths? What do journalists find when they go to the source countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia and Malaysia – to uncover the human stories behind the headlines? As hundreds of boatloads of people continue to arrive on Australian shores and the government argues about “solutions”, is the situation spiralling out of control?

With QUENTIN DEMPSTER, STEVE PENNELLS, ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY AND JESSIE TAYLOR.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

VENUE:                                Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

TIME/DATE:                        6.00pm, June 20, 2013 (please note earlier start time)

TO RSVP:                            Phone (02) 9273 1414 or visit sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_talks/index.html

FOR INTERVIEWS:             Contact Walkley Foundation for Journalism program and communications manager Flip Prior on (02) 9333 0956 or flip.prior@walkleys.com

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny @ Newcastle Library - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Ground Floor, Lamane St
Newcastle
02 4974 5324

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Robin @ Noosa Longweekend forum: REFUGEES DILEMMA HERE AND ABROAD - 3:30pm
Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa
Noosa, QLD
Price: $25-$35

Robin joins a panel with Tony Kevin, Paris Aristotle, Neil James and ABC's Paul Barclay. Check out the program here.

BOOK TICKETS HERE.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Maroochydore Rotary Club
Robin de Crespigny @ Maroochydore Rotary - 5:45pm
Beach Bowls Club Sixth Av Cotton Tree
QLD
Contact: graeme.giles@gmail.com

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny @ Caloundra Library, Sunshine Coast - 10am
8 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, QLD
1300 LIBRARY (1300 542727)
Price: FREE

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Ashgrove Rotary
Robin de Crespigny @ Ashgrove Rotary - 7pm
Price: Free

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny @ Indooroopilly Library, Brisbane - 10:30am-11:30am
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly
Brisbane, QLD
(07) 3407 0009
Price: FREE

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny @ Chermside Library, Brisbane - 6pm-7pm
375 Hamilton Road, Chermside
Brisbane, QLD
07 3403 7200
Price: Free

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Rotary Club of Carindal
Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny at Rotary Club of Carindale, Brisbane - 6:45am for 7am-8am
Price: Free

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

South Coast Writers Centre
South Coast Writers Centre World Refugee Week: Book launch of The People Smuggler - 2pm
Price: Free!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Voices on the Coast Festival: Literary Breakfast with Robin de Crespigny - 7:30am
Maroochy Surf Club
Cotton Tree, QLD
Price: $35.00

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Sydney Writers' Festival
Sydney Writers' Festival panel: Research and writing - 11.30-12.30pm
Price: FREE

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Cooma Library
Cooma Library - Robin de Crespigny in conversation - 6pm
61 Vale Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Price: Free

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Manning Clark House
Amnesty Canberra hosts Robin de Crespigny - 10am til noon
10 Tasmania Circle
Forest, ACT
Price: Free

 

Monday the 20th May, from 10am till noon, at Manning Clark House, 10 Tasmania Circle, Forest, ACT
Morgyn Bostock (co-ordinator)
Contact Bede

 

 

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Quenbeyan Community Centre
Quenbeyan Amnesty talk - 1:30pm-3:30pm
R.B. Smith Community Centre, Jim Snow Room, 252 Crawford St
Queanbeyan NSW 2620, NSW 2620
Price: Free

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Yass Soldiers Club
Yass Amnesty hosts Robin de Crespigny - 10:30am
86 Meehan St
Yass, NSW 2582
Price: Free

 

Saturday the 18th of May at 10:30am in Yass
Yass Soldiers Club
86 Meehan St, Yass, New South Wales 2582
10:30am
Saturday 18 May
Contact Bede

 

 

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Goulburn Soldiers' Club
Amnesty Goulburn - 2pm
15 Market St
Goulburn, NSW
(02) 4821 3300
Price: Free

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Yass Library talk - 12pm
Memorial Hall, Comur St
Yass, 2582
6226 1305
Price: Free

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Young Library talk - 2pm
Lynch Street
Young, NSW 2594
(02) 6382 1886
Price: Free

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Junee Library talk - 1pm
92 Lorne Street
Junee, NSW 2663
02 6924 2111
Price: Free

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Wagga Sunrise Rotary
Wagga Sunrise Rotary talk - 7am
Thyme Out Restaurant, Morrow Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW
02 6922 3213
Price: Free

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Wagga Wagga Library talk - 6pm
Wagga Civic Centre, cnr Baylis & Morrow Streets
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Aus
02 6926 9700
Price: Free

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Tumut Library talk - 1pm
169 Wynyard St
Tumut, NSW 2720
02 6941 2541
Price: Free

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Narooma Library
Narooma Library talk - 12pm
Field St
Narooma, NSW
02 4476 1164
Price: Free

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Candelo Books, Bega - 5:30pm
208 Carp St
Bega, NSW 2550
(02) 6492 3386
Price: Free

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Rural Australians for Refugees Bega Valley
Rural Australians for Refugees Bega Valley group host Robin de Crespigny at Well Thumbed Books, Cobargo - 4:30-6:30pm
Well Thumbed books, 51 Princess Highway
Cobargo, NSW
Price: Free

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Moruya Library talk - 1pm
Vulcan Street (next to Council Chambers)
Moruya, NSW
02 4474 1333
Price: Free

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Bermagui Community Centre Hall
Catherine Moore in conversation with Robin de Crespigny at Bermagui - 6:30-8pm
Bunga St
Bermagui, NSW
Catherine Moore on 0411 288 057
Price: Free

 

candidate for Eden-Monaro Catherine Moore
in conversation with
Robin de Crespigny
author of
The People Smuggler
''An engrossing account of a man seen by some as a saviour and others as
a criminal. A significant book.'' (Thomas Keneally)
Bermagui Community Centre Hall, Bunga St, Bermagui
6.30-8pm, Tuesday May 7
ALL WELCOME, light supper available
authorised by Jamie Shaw, 1st floor, 45-47 Church St, Bega 2550

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Bermagui Library - 12-2pm
Bermagui Community Centre, Bunga Street
Bermagui, NSW
02 6499 2243
Price: Free

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Merimbula Booktique: Rural Australians for Refugees hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7pm
5/4-10 Market St
Merimbula, NSW 2548
(02) 6495 2303
Price: Free

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Amnesty Ulladulla: Up close with Robin de Crespigny - 2pm-4pm
212-222 Princes Highway
Ulladulla, NSW
Bede 0434 676 204
Price: Free

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Bateman's Bay Library talk - 10:30am
Hanging Rock Place, Batehaven
NSW 2536
Aus
02 4472 5850
Price: Free

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The People Smuggler – a talk by Robin de Crespigny - 1pm
University of New South Wales, Law Theatre G23
Sydney, NSW
Price: Free

The UNSW Refugee Law and Policy Group invites you to a talk by Robin de Crespigny, award-winning author of The People Smuggler. The People Smuggler is the true story of one man’s epic journey to find a safe place in the world. When Ali Al Jenabi fled Iraq after four years in Abu Ghraib, he was forced to leave his family behind. What followed was an incredible international odyssey through the shadow world of fake passports, crowded camps and illegal border crossings, each day filled with uncertainty about what the next would bring. After being betrayed by a people smuggler in Indonesia, Ali became one himself.  He succeeded in getting his family to safety in Australia, and eventually helped over 500 fellow Iraqis do the same.  When he was tried in a Darwin court, he came to be known not as a heinous criminal, but rather as the Oskar Schindler of Asia. With enormous power and insight, The People Smuggler tells a story of daily heroism, bringing to life the forces that drive so many people to put their lives in unscrupulous hands.  It is a gripping portrait of a man attempting to retain his dignity and humanity, taking whatever path he can out of an impossible position. Robin de Crespigny won the Queensland Literary Award and the 25th Human Rights Award for Literature for The People Smuggler. 

Please click this link to RSVP

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Mission: One Heart Many Voices conference - 11:15am-12:15am
140 Elizabeth St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Price: Conference registration fee

For more info please see the conference web site

Wednesday 1 May, 11:15am-12:15am

 

The People Smuggler
Robin de Crespigny explores the forces that drive people to 
put their lives in unscrupulous hands in a quest for freedom 
by telling the story of Ali Al Jenabi who fled Sadam Hussein’s 
torture chambers. This workshop will explore the figure of the 
‘people smuggler’ – a figure as seen by some as a saviour and 
others as a criminal.
Presenter: Robin de Crespigny, writer

The People Smuggler

Robin de Crespigny explores the forces that drive people to put their lives in unscrupulous hands in a quest for freedom by telling the story of Ali Al Jenabi who fled Sadam Hussein’s torture chambers. This workshop will explore the figure of the ‘people smuggler’ – a figure as seen by some as a saviour and others as a criminal.

Please see the program here

 

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Concord Rotary
Robin de Crespigny speaks at Concord Rotary - 7pm
Concord Golf Club, Flavelle St, Concord
Sydney, NSW
0403 651 888
Price: Free

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Athenaeum Club
Robin de Crespigny at The Athenaeum Club - 12pm
87 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne
(03) 9654 3200

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Author talk: St Kilda Library - 6:30pm
150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Melbourne, VIC 3182
Aus
03 9209 6734

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Carlton Library
Author talk: Carlton Library - 6:30-7:30pm
Melbourne, VIC
Price: Free

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Jessie St National Women's Library
Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny @ Jessie St National Women's Library - 11:30 for 12:15
523-525 Harris Street Ultimo
Sydney, NSW 2007
Price: Free

The talk will be held in the Southern Function Room of Town Hall House. More details TBA.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Women in Insurance
Women in Insurance panel featuring Robin de Crespigny - 12pm-2:30pm
Dockside Convention Centre, Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney, NSW
Price: By invitation

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The Theatre Lane
Robin at the Newcastle Writers' Festival - 8:30pm
Cnr Hunter and Perkins Streets, Newcastle
Price: $44

Robin joins the Newcastle Writers' Festival. Alongside six guests including Anita Heiss and Jack Dann, Robin will explore the theme 'sin'. Hosted by Richard Fidler. More info and program at this link.

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Karringi Ladies Probus
Robin de Crespignt at Karringi Ladies Probus - 11am-12pm
Sydney, NSW
Price: Free (members only)

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Newcastle RRAN
Robin de Crespigny speaks for Newcastle Refugee Rights Action Network - 6pm
Newcastle, NSW

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Newcastle Enterprise Rotary
Newcastle Enterprise Rotary - 6pm

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Essendon North Rotary
Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny at Essendon Rotary - 6pm for 6:30pm
Fredricks Restaurant, 980 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon
Melbourne, VIC
0409 759 678

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Waurn Ponds Library
Waurn Ponds Open Mind Lecture Series: Robin de Crespigny on The People Smuggler - 7:00-8:30pm
140 Pioneer Road
VIC
03 5272 6010
Price: Free, bookings essential

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Author talk at Warrnambool Library - 7pm
Warrnambool, VIC 3280
5559 4990
Price: Free - bookings required

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Lake Bolac Eel festival featuring Robin de Crespigny - 6pm
The Boat Shed
Price: $30/$12 for festival

Forum: Migration - people, plants and animals

Keynote speaker Natalie Davey will speak on the eel migratory path to Vanuatu. Film-maker and former local resident, Robin de Crespigny, will also join the panel.

 

 

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Colac Community Library and Learning Centre
Robin de Crespigny at Colac Library - 11am

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Mount Gambier Library proudly presents Robin de Crespigny - 7:00pm
SA
08 8721 2540
Price: $5 incl. supper

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Portland Library: Robin de Crespigny speaks - 11am-12pm
38 Bentinck Street Portland
Portland, Victoria 3305
(03) 5522 2265
Price: Free - bookings preferred

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Hamilton Library
Author Robin de Crespigny visits the Hamilton Library - 10:30am
105 Brown St, Hamilton
Hamilton, Victoria
(03) 5573 0470
Price: Free - bookings preferred

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Horsham Library
Horsham Library - 7pm
28 McLachlan St
Horsham, Victoria 3400
53825707
Price: Free - RSVP

Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Ararat Library
Ararat Library talk - 11am
Cnr Barkly & Queen Sts, Ararat
Victoria
53521722
Price: Free

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Ballarat Library
Robin de Crespigny at the Ballarat Library - 2-3pm
178 Doveton St North, Ballarat VIC 3350
Ballarat, VIC
53386850
Price: Free

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Clunes International Booktown with Robin de Crespigny - 3pm
22 Fraser Street
Clunes, Victoria
Price: Free

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Castle Hill Library
Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny at Castle Hill Library - 7pm-8pm
Sonya Phillips Room, Castle Hill Library, cnr Castle and Pennant Sts, Castle Hill
Sydney, NSW 2154
(02) 9761 4534
Price: $7.50 pp, Bookings essential

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Balgowlah Rotary
Robin de Crespigny speaks at Balgowlah Rotary - 6:15pm for 6:45pm start

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Robin de Crespigny speaks at Paperchain Bookstore - 6-8pm
Paperchain Bookstore, 34 Franklin St, Manuka
Canberra, ACT
02 6295 6723
Price: Free

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Braidwood Rural Australians for Refugees
Braidwood Rural Australians for Refugees hosts Robin de Crespigny - 7pm
National Theatre, Braidwood
Price: Free

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Australian National University Public Lecture Series: Robin de Crespigny - 5:30pm
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT
(02) 6125 5527
Price: Free - no reservations required

Public Lecture:

ROBIN de CRESPIGNY will discuss her first book
THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER : THE TRUE STORY OF ALI AL JENABI, THE ‘OSKAR SCHINDLER OF ASIA’

Tuesday the 5th of March 2013, 5.30- 6.30pm
Sir Roland Wilson building
Mc coy circuit ANU

For further information
E: Freilich.Foundation@anu.edu.au
T: 61 (02) 6125 5527
W: http://freilich.anu.edu.au/
No reservations are required

About Robin de Crespigny:

Robin de Crespigny is a Sydney film-maker, producer, director, writer and a former Directing Lecturer at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School.

Robin’s work includes the TV drama This Time Next Time (1990), Sanctuary (screenplay by David Williamson), and the script Intersection, which was nominated in the 2007 Inside Film Awards. In 2008 her short children’s film Wee Dreaming screened nationally as part of Little Big Shots and around the world in other international film festivals.

The People Smuggler is her first book. It has won the 25th Human Rights Award for Literature and the Queensland Literary Award. It was one of three finalists for the Walkley award for non-fiction, and been nominated for the Waverley Library Award.

That book began as a film script about the life of Ali Al Jenabi, an Iraqi refugee who became a people smuggler to get his family to safety. His legal battles with the Federal Government to acquire his own freedom had made headlines. After six months of wrestling with the epic breadth of his journey; with its uprisings, repressions, military conflicts and imprisonments, desperate escapes via mountain treks and ships on high seas; from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq across two continents and at least six countries, to his trial and jail in Darwin, detention in Villawood, plus his personal life of family, loves, and losses, she realised a book would serve this story better. Thus began three years of meticulous research, travel to Indonesia to retrace Ali’s steps, to Darwin to dig up material from a year of legal trials, and hundreds of hours in conversations with Ali himself, a Muslim man who arrived in Australia speaking Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi and Indonesian, but very little English.

She has born honest witness to a lifetime of extraordinary events while revealing the universal emotions and internal processes at the heart of the lifechanging moral choices Ali made as he strived to save so many others.

 

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Robin de Crespigny at Adelaide Writers' Week - 5-6pm
East Stage, Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden
Adelaide, SA

Robin de Crespigny joins Adelaide Writers' Week. Get more info and book your tickets here.

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Rotary of Crawley: Robin de Crespigny speaks
Robin de Crespigny speaks at the Rotary of Crawley - 7:30-8:30am

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Curtin University
Robin de Crespigny speaks for Perth Refugee Rights Action Network and Curtin University Centre for Human Rights - Evening
Curtin University

Robin de Crespigny joins a joint event of the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) and the Curtin University Centre for Human Rights. 

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Sundowner with Robin de Crespigny - 5:30-7:30pm
Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Hay and William St, Perth
Perth, WA
03 9260 9800
Price: Free

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Amnesty event: Robin de Crespigny discusses The People Smuggler - 6:30pm-7:30pm
70 Plaistowe Mews
West Perth, WA
Price: Free

For more info go to this link

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Como Rotary
WA tour: Robin de Crespigny at the Como Rotary - 6-8:30pm
Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth
WA
0403 535 868

 

 

 

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

One Just World forum Perth, WA: Refugees - where do they come from? - 5pm-6:30pm
University of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia

Refugees and asylum seekers have been a topic of hot debate in Australia for over a decade. With all the hype around this topic and considering the 5.2 million recognised refugees and 42 million displaced people worldwide, we must ask ourselves - what is it that forces so many to leave their homelands and the familiarity of their heritage?
Many flee for fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality or sometimes simply due to a political opinion that is deemed inappropriate. Then there are others who are forced to leave due to civil conflict, famine, drought or natural disaster. Every single one is a real person, not just a number. They are refugees, not by choice, but by necessity.
So what needs to happen to prevent so many from being driven from their homes, often in fear of their lives? What needs to occur to halt the environmental changes affecting them and to facilitate peace-building where it’s needed? How can we help those affected by such desperate circumstances? And how do we ensure their safety as they search for somewhere safe to start over?
How can we, as global citizens, prevent so many women and men, boys and girls, from having to encounter such horrific circumstances? And how can we empower them to address the issues before the situation becomes so unbearable that fleeing is the only option left?

RSVP HERE

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Perth Writers Festival
Robin de Crespigny at the Perth Writers' Festival

Robin de Crespigny joins the Perth Writers' Festival. Check out the program here.

Catch Robin at:

THE POWER OF THE PEN

 The old adage, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ rings true for writers Robin de Crespigny and Anita Heiss. They talk about their desire to change lives and political views through their writing. Chair: Jane Cornes. Sat 24 Feb, 2 – 3pm, Tropical Grove

A MORAL DILEMMA

Writers Anna Funder and Robin de Crespigny explore stories of moral strength in their new books. They talk to Geraldine Mellet about telling stories of other people’s courage and the role of the author in navigating the line between truth and creative license. Sat 23 Feb, 5 – 6pm, Romeo Tent

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

One Just World forum Bunbury, WA: Refugees - where do they come from? - 6:30-8pm
Bunbury, Western Australia

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

WA tour: Margaret River Bookshop author talk - 5:30pm
1/109 Bussell Highway
Margaret River, WA 6285
(08) 9757 3331
Price: Free

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Private book club
Private book club - 5pm

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Kiama Library: Author talk with Robin de Crespigny - 1pm
7 Railway Parade
Kiama, NSW 2533
0242331133
Price: Free

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Thirroul Library
Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny at Thirroul Library - 5:00-7:00m
352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Thirroul, NSW 2515
02 4227 8196

Come along to Thirroul Library to hear Robin de Crespigny on the true story of Ali Al Jenabi.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Bateman's Bay
Author talk at Bateman's Bay Uni 3A - Lunch, 1-2pm
Bateman's Bay Community Centre, Museum Place

0447 285 395 or 4472 0336

 

 

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Frenchs Forest Rotary at RSL Club Forestville
Author Talk: Frenchs Forest Rotary - 6:30 for 7:00pm
RSL Club Forestville, Melwood Avenue, Forestville

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Author talk: Ryde Library - 6:30pm
1 Pope Street, Ryde
Sydney, Ryde 2112
9952 8222
Price: Free

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sydney Rotary Club
Sydney Rotary Club: Author talk - 12:30 for 12:45. Talk begins 1:30pm
Level 4, 169 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
(02)9994 5505

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

North Rocks Rotary
Author Talk: North Rocks Rotary - 6:45pm-8:15pm
Muirfield Golf Club, 2 Perry St, North Rocks
Sydney, NSW

The Rotary Club of Carlingford hosts Robin de Crespigny for the real story without judgement - an engrossing account of a man seen by some as a saviour and others as a criminal. Contact club@rotarycarlingford.org.au for more info

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Author talk: Robin de Crespigny speaks at Katoomba Library - 2pm
30 Parke St, Katoomba
Blue Mountains, NSW
(02) 4780 5750
Price: Free

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Human Rights Awards
Human Rights Awards - Evening
Hilton Hotel
Sydney
Price: See web site

 

Finalists for the Human Rights Awards have been announced.
Winners to be announced at Awards Ceremony hosted by television and radio comedian, the chaser’s Craig Reucassel on Monday 10 December at Hilton Sydney on George Street.
The past two years have been a sell-out event, so secure your seat and celebrate the amazing contribution Australians have been making around the country on International Human Rights Day!
For more information on the finalists, ticket sales and general information please contact the team on 02 9284 9779 or hrawards@humanrights.gov.au.

Finalists for the Human Rights Awards have been announced and Robin has been nominated for the Literature Award.


Winners to be announced at Awards Ceremony hosted by television and radio comedian, the chaser’s Craig Reucassel on Monday 10 December at Hilton Sydney on George Street.


The past two years have been a sell-out event, so secure your seat and celebrate the amazing contribution Australians have been making around the country on International Human Rights Day!


For more information on the finalists, ticket sales and general information please click this link, contact the team on 02 9284 9779 or hrawards@humanrights.gov.au.

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Sydney Rotaract Book Club
Sydney Rotaract Book Club - Evening
Meadowbank
Price: Free

Contact the Club Treasurer, Laura, for more info: treasurer@sydneycityrotaract.org.au

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Robin speaks at The Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees at ACU Melbourne on "Boat Journeys to Australia" - 4:00pm Thursday
Australian Catholic University, St Patrick's Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Melbourne, VIC
Price: $90-$285 for conference registration

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Rotary Club of Footscray, Inc
Rotary Club of Footscray: Author talk with Robin de Crespigny - 12.30pm for 12.45pm until 1:30pm
Medway Golf Club, Omar Street, Maidstone (Melways Ref. 27D10)
Melbourne

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny at the Nowra Library - 1-2pm
10 Berry Street, Nowra

(02) 4429 3705
Price: Free

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Gleniffer Brae Conservatorium of Music
South Coast Writer's Center Christmas Picnic on the Green - 4:00-6:30pm
Murphys Avenue, Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW

 

SCWC Christmas Picnic on the Green 4-6.30pm
Guest to bring a plate (or gold coin donation) and a blanket to sit down. No seats available as it will be on the lawn.  
4pm
Welcome to country
Raffle tickets sale $2
4.15pm
ABC Open producer covering the Illawarra and  Southern Highlands, Sean O'Brien will give a 15 minute information session on  a new project called '500 words'. 
4.30pm 
Robin de Crespigny will give a 15 minute talk about her book The People Smuggler. 
4.45pm 
Mark Reid will give a 10 minute reading from his book Looking out from Bashan: The Republic of OG. 
4.55pm
Scott Lockhart to announce the AIDS/HIV Poetry and Short Story prize winners, followed by a reading of the winning entries.
5.15 pm
Phillipa Newling announces Winner of the two tickets to the Crime writers’ Symposium 'A Murderous Place' night at the Town Hall on 7th December 
5.25pm
Award for the best picnic
5.35pm
Tea Break and book sales. 
5.45pm
Poetry open mic.

Guest to bring a plate (or gold coin donation) and a blanket to sit down. (No seats available as it will be on the lawn.)  

4pm Welcome to country 

4.15pm ABC Open producer covering the Illawarra and Southern Highlands, Sean O'Brien will give a 15 minute information session on  a new project called '500 words'

4.30pm Robin de Crespigny will give a 15 minute talk about her book The People Smuggler

4.45pm Mark Reid will give a 10 minute reading from his book Looking out from Bashan: The Republic of OG

4.55pm Scott Lockhart to announce the AIDS/HIV Poetry and Short Story prize winners, followed by a reading of the winning entries

5.15 pm Phillipa Newling announces Winner of the two tickets to the Crime writers’ Symposium 'A Murderous Place' night at the Town Hall on 7th December 

5.25pm Award for the best picnic

5.35pm Tea Break and book sales

Friday, November 30th, 2012

University of Sydney
Guest lecture with Robin de Crespigny and Jessie Taylor - 10am-12pm
City Road, Camperdown
Sydney

A special guest lecture with Robin de Crespigny and Jessie Taylor (director of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea).

As part of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia-Pacific) Intensive course. 

Please contact us if you would like to attend: events@thepeoplesmuggler.com

 

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Chatswood Library - Author talk - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lower Ground, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Aus
(02) 9777 7900
Price: Free

Hear Robin speak at Chatswood Library. No bookings required.

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Strathfield Library
Author talk - Strathfield Library (Homebush) - 1pm
Ironbark Room, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush
Sydney, NSW 2140
Price: Free

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Robin de Crespigny at the Local Writers' Word Festival - 12:00-1:15pm (Festival from 10am-4pm)
536 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Sydney
Price: $25-$35

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Castan Centre
'The People Smuggler': Ali Al Jenabi – ‘Villain or Hero’ @ The Castan Centre - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, VIC

More info at this link

 

Date:    Thursday, 22 November 2012
Time:    6pm to 7:30pm
Venue:  Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP:   castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327
Public Event - All Welcome
Robin de Crespigny has spent three years working with Ali Al Jenabi to write his story. She is a film maker and lives in Sydney. 'The People Smuggler' is her first book.
While both our major political parties try to out-do each other on who can be the toughest on refugees, one thing they are aligned on is deflecting the public's attention to people smugglers as the cause of the problem, and convincing the majority of Australians that the few thousand people these smugglers bring here, is one of the most significant electoral issues we face.
Their determination to apportion blame and difficulty recognizing how desperate these people must be to get on leaky boats removes the human element allowing them to demonize the smugglers and to let the asylum seekers become simply faceless numbers.
‘The People Smuggler' provides an alternative voice. It puts a human face on this highly inflammatory issue and tries to stand the reader in the shoes of Al Al Jenabi, an Iraqi refugee who became a people smuggler to get his family out of danger, and in the process smuggled over 500 others to safety.
Robin will talk about wrestling with the epic breadth of Ali AL Jenabi's journey; with its uprisings, repressions, military conflicts and imprisonments, desperate escapes via mountain treks and ships on high seas; from Saddam Hussein's Iraq across two continents and at least six countries, to his trial and jail in Darwin, detention in Villawood, plus his personal life of family, loves, and losses.
She will look at how Ali's story is touching people who had previously never asked themselves what they would do if they were in the same situation, encouraging them to see that it is not all black and white, and to gain respect and compassion for asylum seekers as fellow human beings.
She will explore the myths that have grown up around this issue and discuss the current government policies of deterrence and excision, and the consequences these decisions will have on us as a society.Date:    Thursday, 22 November 2012Time:    6pm to 7:30pmVenue:  Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, MelbourneRSVP:   castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327Public Event - All Welcome

Robin de Crespigny has spent three years working with Ali Al Jenabi to write his story. She is a film maker and lives in Sydney. 'The People Smuggler' is her first book.

While both our major political parties try to out-do each other on who can be the toughest on refugees, one thing they are aligned on is deflecting the public's attention to people smugglers as the cause of the problem, and convincing the majority of Australians that the few thousand people these smugglers bring here, is one of the most significant electoral issues we face.

Their determination to apportion blame and difficulty recognizing how desperate these people must be to get on leaky boats removes the human element allowing them to demonize the smugglers and to let the asylum seekers become simply faceless numbers.

‘The People Smuggler' provides an alternative voice. It puts a human face on this highly inflammatory issue and tries to stand the reader in the shoes of Al Al Jenabi, an Iraqi refugee who became a people smuggler to get his family out of danger, and in the process smuggled over 500 others to safety.

Robin will talk about wrestling with the epic breadth of Ali AL Jenabi's journey; with its uprisings, repressions, military conflicts and imprisonments, desperate escapes via mountain treks and ships on high seas; from Saddam Hussein's Iraq across two continents and at least six countries, to his trial and jail in Darwin, detention in Villawood, plus his personal life of family, loves, and losses.

She will look at how Ali's story is touching people who had previously never asked themselves what they would do if they were in the same situation, encouraging them to see that it is not all black and white, and to gain respect and compassion for asylum seekers as fellow human beings.

She will explore the myths that have grown up around this issue and discuss the current government policies of deterrence and excision, and the consequences these decisions will have on us as a society.

 

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Melbourne event - Author talk at Albert Park Rotary - 6pm for 6:30pm
Lifesaving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard (Corner Todd Road) Port Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Carlton Rotary
Author Talk at Carlton Rotary - 12:45pm for 1pm until 2pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester St, Carlton
Melbourne, VIC

Car park at Graduate House

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group presents Robin de Crespigny - 3.30pm
Dromana Community Hall [next to the Dromana Old Shire Offices], 395A Point Nepean Rd, between Codrington and Verdon Sts [Melb 159 f7]
VIC
Price: Free

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Brisbane tour - State Library of Queensland
Brisbane tour - Author talk at State Library of Queensland - 6:00-7:30pm
The Library Shop, State Library of Queensland, Level 1, Stanley St, South Brisbane

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Rotary Club of Stafford
Brisbane tour - Rotary Club of Stafford at The Brook Tavern - 6:30pm
The Brook Tavern, 167 Osbourne Rd, Mitchelton
Brisbane, QLD 4053

Contact Michael Abdy  0414 646 644  mabdy@bigpond.net.au

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Brisbane Refugee Action Coaliton
Brisbane tour - Author talk for Brisbane Refugee Action Coalition: PEOPLE SMUGGLERS - SAVIOURS OR CRIMINALS? - 7pm
Trades and Labour Council (TLC) Building, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD
07 3392 3843
Price: Free

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Dymocks Brisbane
Brisbane tour - Book signing at Dymocks Brisbane Square - 5pm
Shop G 17, 177 Albert St, Cnr Elizabeth & Albert Streets
Brisbane, QLD 4000
(07) 3007 2800

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Brisbane tour - Robin de Crespigny in conversation with Paul Barclay at Avid Reader - 6:00pm-8:00pm
193 Boundary Street, West End
Brisbane, QLD 4101
Price: $5

Join Robin de Crespigny in conversation with Paul Barclay discussing the true story of Ali Al Jenabi, the 'Oskar Schlindler of Asia'. For more info and tickets, click here.

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Author talk - Hurstville Library - 7:00pm
Queens Road Hurstville
Sydney, NSW 2220
(02)9330 6111
Price: Free

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Marrickville Library Arabic Book Club talk - 6pm
Cnr Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville
Sydney, NSW
Aus
Price: Free

Ph 9335 2173 for bookings

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Ashfield Library
Authors at Ashfield - 6:00pm for 6:30pm
260 Liverpool Road
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Aus
(02) 9716 1821
Price: Free

Hear Robin speak at Ashfield Library as part of their Authors at Ashfield program. Bookings required: 02 9716 1810. 

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Newtown Library
Better Read Than Dead - 6:30pm
8/10 Brown Street
Newtown, NSW 2042
Aus
02 8512 4250

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Meet the Author Robin de Crespigny at Concord Library
Meet the Author Robin de Crespigny at Concord Library - Author Talk - 7:00pm
Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord
Sydney, NSW
Aus
Price: Free

Booking are essential. Register at the Library, call 9911 6210 or visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Robin de Crespigny at Rockdale Library - 1-2pm
Rockdale City Library 448 Princes Highway
Rockdale, NSW 2216
Aus
9562 1821
Price: Free, bookings essential

Rockdale

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Author Talk - Campsie Library - 6:00pm
14-28 Amy Street
Campsie, NSW 2194
Aus
(02) 9789 9423
Price: Free

Hear Robin speak at Campsie Library. To book on the web, click here.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Robin de Crespigny evening author talk @ Balmain Library - 6:30-8:00pm
Balmain Town Hall
370 Darling, Balmain 2041
Aus
9367 9211
Price: Free, bookings essential

Bookings required - 9367 9211

 

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Uniting Church Hall
Bowral Uni3A: AUTHOR TALK "Refugees: Humanity on the Move" - 10am
Cnr. Bendooley and Boolwey Streets
Bowral, NSW 2576
Aus

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Bowral Book Club
Robin at the Bowral Book Club - 6pm
Gilbrator Hotel, Bowral
Price: Free

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Bowral
Fellowship of Australian Writers presents Robin de Crespigny - 1 to 4pm
Henrietta Rose Rooms, Bendooley Street (between Wingecarribee & Boolwey)
Bowral, NSW
Price: Free

 

20th Fellowship of Australian Writers 
Contact: Jan Kenny 0422 294 359,  4883 6106
jankenny@westnet.com.au 
Venue: TBA 
Time: 1 to 4pm
Bookseller: Robin or Bowral Bookstore

 

 

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Literary Lunch with Robin de Crespigny at The Glen Theatre - 12:30pm
Cnr Glen Street & Blackbutts Road Belrose NSW 2085
NSW 2085
9975 1455
Price: $49-$54

 

Bookings:
9975 1455

Bookings: 9975 1455. More info see here.

 

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Darling Harbour Rotary, The Grace Hotel
Darling Harbour Rotary: The People Smuggler - Hero or Villian? with Robin de Crespigny - 7:15am-8:45am
The Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney
Sydney
+ 61 448 495 746
Price: $25.00, includes light breakfast; $10 for members of Sydney City Rotary

A joint Breakfast Meeting of Rotary Sydney Darling Harbour and Sydney City Rotary for a presentation and discussion with Robin.

+ 61 448 495 746
E:      michaelaruff@hotmail.com 

For more info email: michaelaruff@hotmail.com 

 

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Author Talk: People Smuggler or Hero? Robin de Crespigny at Burwood Library - 6:30-7:30pm
4 Marmaduke St
Burwood, NSW 2134
Aus
0299119999
Price: Free

For bookings please call 9911-9999 or email: library@burwood.nsw.gov.au

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Greens Refugee Working Group
Author talk: Robin de Crespigny at The Greens Refugee Working Group - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Office of Senator Lee Rhiannon, 72 Campbell Street
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW 2010
Aus
Price: Free

A public event hosted by The Greens Refugee Working Group. All welcome.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Author Talk: Robin de Crespigny and Ghassan Nakhoul at Margaret Martin Library - 6:30pm
Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick
Maroubra, NSW 2035
Aus
02 9314 4888

Journalist Ghassan Nakhoul in Overboard, reveals the story of the anguished souls who risked everything for a chance of a better life. Robin de Crespigny tells the story through the eyes of The People Smuggler, the inspiring story of Ali Al Jenabi 'the Oskar Schindler of Asia'. Join us as we tackle one of today's most complex and emotional issues - people smuggling - with two authors who have approached this isssue from different perspectives. 

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Warringah Mall Library - 6:30 for 7pm
Warringah Mall Library, Multifunction room, L2 Warringah Mall, 145 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale, NSW 2100
Aus
02 9942 2449
Price: $5

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Author Talk - Manly Library - 6:30pm
Market Place
Manly, NSW 2095
Aus
02 9976 1747
Price: $10

Cost includes light refreshments available from 6:15pm.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Author Talk - Leichhardt Library - 6:30-8:00pm
Piazza Level Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
02 9367 9266.
Price: Free

Bookings required, please phone 02 9367 9266.

Piazza Level Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street  Leichhardt NSW 2040
(02) 9367 926

Author talk

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

In Conversation with Margot O'Neill at Gleebooks - Evening
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037
Aus
02 9660 2333
Price: $10/$7

Gleebooks

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Author Talk - Mosman Library - 7:00pm
605 Military Rd, Mosman
Mosman, Sydney, NSW
02 9969 9736
Price: $10/$8

Bookings essential

BOOK ONLINE or book and pay in the Library. Adults $10/Pensioners $8 (with valid concession). Enquires 02 9978 4091.

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Film, Books, Anything
Film, Books, Anything - In conversation with Robin de Crespigny - 6:15pm for 6:30pm
2 Lux Way, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria
Aus
Price: Free

No bookings required

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

North Balwyn
Rotary Club of North Balwyn - 6:30pm
120 Belford Road
Kew East, VIC 3102
Aus

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Rotary Club of Castlemaine - 6:15pm
Barkers Street
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Aus

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

All Seasons Restaurant
Rotary Club of Bendigo - 6:45pm
McIvor Road
Bendigo, VIC
Aus

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Author Talk - Castlemaine Library - 7pm
Barker Street
Castlemaine, VIC 3540
Aus

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Rotary Club of Woodend - 6:45 for 7pm
Woodend, VIC 3442
Aus

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook - 6:45 for 7pm
Greg Norman Drive
Point Cook, VIC 3030
Aus

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Rotary Club of Werribee - 6:30 for 8pm
Shop 2, 102 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030
Aus
03 9742 3977

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Kilmore Race Club
Author Talk - Kilmore Race Club - Lunch
Kilmore, VIC 3764
Aus

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Author Talk - Lindfield Library - 1pm
265 Pacific Highway
Lindfield, NSW 2070
Aus
9424 0428

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Queensland Literary Awards panel - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland
Price: Free

Robin will join a panel of winning and short-listed authors for the Queensland Literary Awards reading their work, as part of the Brisbane Writers' Festival. Don't miss this special event.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Public forum: Smuggled to Freedom - **Postponed to a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience**
Ground Floor Theatrette, BCC Library, Brisbane Square
Brisbane, Queensland
07 3123 8585
Price: Free

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Author Talk - Waverley Library - 2:30pm
32-48 Denison Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Aus
02 9386 7777

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Author Talk - Mona Vale Library - 6:30pm
Park Street
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
AUS
02 9970 1600

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Rotary Club of St Kilda - 8:30pm
125 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182
Aus
Price: $22 to $30

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Rotary Club of North Melbourne - 12pm
244 Leicester Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Aus

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Author Talk - 1pm
McDowell Street
Rosebud, VIC 3939
Aus
03 5950 1230

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Rotary Club of Beaumaris - 6:30 for 7pm
Park Road
Cheltenham, VIC 3192
Aus

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Rotary Club of Brunswick - 12:45 for 1pm
Cnr. Sydney & Brunswick Roads
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Aus

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Boat Tragedies and People Smugglers - 7:45pm
233 Sydney Road
Brunswick, VIC 3056
Aus
03 9389 8600
Price: Free

 

with special guest chair, refugee advocate Pamela Curr


Brunswick Library

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Union Building
Refugee Action Coalition Melbourne - 1pm
Melbourne University, VIC 3052
Aus
0405 317 787 Jasmine

CRC Melbourne

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Rotary Club of Toorak - 6 for 6:30pm
1st floor, 436 Toorak Road
Toorak, VIC 3142
Aus

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

University of Technology Sydney
Author Talk - 1pm
Room 40, Level 5, Building 2,
Broadway, NSE 2007
Aus
0430 554 263 Amy

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Bookshop
Author Talk - 6:00pm
309 Bong Bong Street
Bowral, NSW 2576
Aus
02 4862 1634
Price: $10 (includes glass of wine) Bookings essential.

The Bookshop - Bowral

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

National Book Day - 9:15am
878 Military Road
Mosman Junction, NSW 2088
Aus
02 9969 9736

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Seminar Room 435
Anti-Racism Collective - 12pm
Education Building
Sydney University, NSW 2006
Aus

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Refugee Action Coalition Sydney - 6pm
23-33 Mary Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Aus

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Private
Book Club - Evening
Balmain, NSW 2040
Aus

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Private
Book Club - 7pm
Sydney, NSW
Aus

May 2017

Freemantle Town Hall
Freemantle, WA: Robin de Crespigny presents The People Smuggler - 6:30pm
Reception Room, Fremantle Town Hall, enter via the white staircase off Kings Square
Freemantle
Price: Free

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Amnesty Davenport hosts Robin de Crespigny at Devonport Bookshop - 2pm-4pm
The Mall
Devenport, TAS
0439 245 375