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23 October 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


Indonesian-born Singaporean writer Clarissa Goenawan (Watersong) and British-born Australian writer Sara Foster (The Hush) are mistresses of mystery and suspense. Join this conversation with Megan McCracken to discover how they fit the pieces of the jigsaw together to create page-turning, spellbinding and best-selling novels.


Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born Singaporean writer and translator. Her short stories have won several awards. Rainbirds, her debut novel, has been published in eleven different languages. Her second novel, The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida, came out in 2020. Watersong is her third novel.


Sara Foster is an internationally published, bestselling author living in Western Australia. She has written seven novels: The Hush, You Don’t Know Me, The Hidden Hours, All That is Lost Between Us, Shallow Breath, Beneath the Shadows and Come Back to Me. Her latest published work is a novella, The Deceit, first released as an Audible Original in July 2022. Sara is passionate about writing strong female characters and incorporates contemporary themes into her books, which often traverse the genre areas of psychological suspense, family noir and crime thrillers.

Megan McCracken is one half of the @festivalmavens, a duo who spread their love of books and book festivals via their Instagram presence. A leadership coach by day, Megan uses her reader’s eye to draw out the essence of a writer’s work for the audience. She has hosted conversations with global thought leaders, industry leaders and authors of fiction and non-fiction.


23 October 2022
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


The Rechabite Hall
224 William Street
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