Unveiled at Shearer's on Norton





You'll allow me a brief moment of boasting, won't you?
Yesterday, as part of National Bookshop Day celebrations, I was one of a select group of authors who were unveiled on the prestigious Name Wall at Shearer's on Norton, one of Australia's greatest and most beloved independent bookshops.



So if you are ever in Leichhardt, do drop into Shearer's and gaze respectfully upon my little slice of literary fame. Perhaps they should install a shelf for offerings of incense and flowers?
I'm so honoured that my quirky and light-hearted little book about Vietnam, Destination Saigon, should already have become so beloved. It's success is absolutely due to the faith and support of booksellers across Australia, and I wanted to send you all my own undying pledge of devotion.

Just before the unveiling. I am concealed behind the plaque just above Vikram Seth!






But it wasn't just me up on the wall yesterday - I shared the honour with several other big names. They were:

Congratulations to you all. I am lucky to be sharing the same space with such talented people.
And thank you to Barbara and Tony Horgan, who continue to support and enrich the Australian book scene, turning into literary legends along the way.



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