Presented by State Library of Queensland

The Midnight Watch with David Dyer


BWF Member $12
Under 30 $14
Concession $15
Adult $17

Ever heard of SS Californian, the ship that ignored the Titanic’s distress rockets? Former doctor, merchant sailor, lawyer and academic, David Dyer’s debut novel based on this true story explores how the smallest mistakes can lead to the greatest catastrophes.


Sunday 11 September 2016

Duration 1 hour

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

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Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay’s latest novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, received the Colin Roderick Award from the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Prize. A former literary editor of The Bulletin, her work has also appeared in publications including Creative NonfictionGriffith ReviewThe MonthlyBest Australian EssaysBest Australian Short Stories, and Best Australian Science Writing, which she also edited in 2014. She lives in Brisbane and her new novel will be published in 2017.

David Dyer

David Dyer

David Dyer grew up in Shellharbour, NSW, and after leaving school attended the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. He travelled the world on merchant ships before returning to NSW to study arts and law at Sydney University. He was a solicitor for several years in Sydney and London, and then retrained as an English teacher. He was awarded a Doctorate in Creative Arts by the University of Technology, Sydney in 2014. The Midnight Watch is his first novel.