Library Online: Adrian Deans Speaker event




Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Join local author, Adrian Deans, as he discusses his latest novel satirical crime thriller 'Welcome to Ord City'.

About this Event

Meet Adrian Deans at our Library Online Speaker event!

Adrian has just released his new novel 'Welcome to Ord City'  and is joining us online to share his latest work with us.

About the book

All refugees welcome in Australia!

In 2023, Australia reversed its closed border policy and said to the world: ‘Welcome! You are free to come to Australia, but must spend the first seven years in the Temporary Citizenship Zone around the Ord River.’

Seven years later, Ord City is a teeming metropolis with 2.5 million people preparing for the First Wave – the first tranche of refugees gaining full citizenship – on Australia Day 2030. But mainstream Australia is passionately divided over Ord City, not least because of the risk of letting in terrorists, and dark political forces are bubbling to the surface.

After screwing up a remote surveillance operation, Agent Conan Tooley (Tools) is sent up to Ord City to look into a routine gangland murder but finds himself frustrated and confused by the questions that arise at every step.

About the author

Adrian Deans is a lawyer and novelist living in Avoca Beach, Australia. He has been writing seriously since 1992 and has had two novels commercially published:

  • Mr Cleansheets 2010 (Vulgar Press)
  • Straight Jacket 2013 (High Horse Books).

His first (authorised) biography is 'Political Football: Lawrie McKinna's Dangerous Truth' 2016 (High Horse Books).

Adrian is a fairly prolific fellow and has numerous projects bubbling away. His second novel, 'Straight Jacket', has been optioned by a major film studio.

Join us for a morning tea discussion about Adrian's writing and the satirical crime thriller 'Welcome to Ord City'.

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Last updated : Wed 8 Jul 2020