Bangalow resident, author Robert Drewe, who is also, we are proud to say, one of Verandah Magazine’s regular columinsts, has a nifty turn of phrase – and he’s put his way with words to good use over the years. Not only is Drewe the author of such classic masterpieces as The Bodysurfers, The Drowner, Shark Net (which won the Premier’s prize for fiction in every state) and Our Sunshine – on which the Ned Kelly film was based – but he’s also the winner of numerous awards for his journalism, including two Walkley awards.
The Bowlo in Bangalow is hosting a special afternoon to celebrate Drewe’s latest books, Swimming to the Moon and The Local Wildlife, both of which are collections of pieces – columns, essays and even ‘thoughts’. Wry, sardonic, funny – and sometimes sad – these books are classic Robert Drewe. Spend Sunday afternoon in the company of a masterful wordsmith – with music by Ross Nobel, and high tea provided.