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All the Words We Know: Bruce Nash in Conversation with Sophie Cunningham AM

#INCONVERSATION // Suitable for all ages // Doors from 2.00PM

A wickedly funny and genuinely moving novel about memory, language, love, (and murder) by top selling Author Bruce Nash. This public conversation with writer Sophie Cunningham reveals all.

Presented in partnership with Headland Writers Festival

Join us for the National Launch of Bruce Nash’s latest book All the Words We Know; a fascinating afternoon learning about the seemingly quiet corridors of Rose’s nursing home and how they became a backdrop for murder…

Wallaga Lake resident Bruce Nash in discussion with writer, speaker and teacher Sophie Cunningham AM take you behind the scenes of this highly anticipated novel and conversations of a film deal in the future! Candelo Books is supporting this special event for a book signing after the conversation.

All the Words We Know is “a deeply moving, completely charming novel I will be staring out windows thinking on for a long time.”

Tim Rogers


Bruce Nash: Author
Sophie Cunningham AM: Writer, Talker, Teacher

Available at Candelo Books

‘Darkly humorous, bewitchingly original, quietly poignant. A stunning accomplishment. The wordplay sparkles, yet it’s the humanity that shines through.’

Chris Hammer


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Bruce Nash

Bruce Nash was awarded a 2022 Varuna Residential Fellowship for an earlier draft of this manuscript; indeed, he has enjoyed three such fellowships for his work. His previous books The Long River of Cat Fisher (2020) and An Island in the Lake (2019) were published by Australian Scholarly Publishing. He has been shortlisted for several writing awards and his short fiction has appeared in Meanjin, Australian Short Stories and anthologies. Bruce is a retired teacher and now lives on the southern New South Wales coast.

Sophie Cunningham AM

Sophie Cunningham is a non-fiction writer and novelist with a passion for trees, walking and broader environmental issues. She is currently the 2023-24 Miegunyah Creative Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She posts an image of a tree daily on her Instagram @sophtreeofday.

Sophie has written nine books including the novel This Devastating Fever (Ultimo Press) and the non-fiction City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death, and the need for a forest (Text Publishing). She also writers books for children, the most recent of which is Flipper and Finnegan – The True Story of How Tiny Jumpers Saved Little Penguins (Albert Street Books).

A Member of the Order of Australia for her contributions to literature, Sophie is the Chair of the Australian Society of Authors and a non- executive director of the Copyright Agency.

Sophie was a co-founder of The Stella Prize, former editor of Meanjin (2008 – 2011) and former chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts (2011 – 2014). She has written for a range of magazines, including Griffith Review and The Monthly.

About Four Winds

Four Winds is an extraordinary music destination located just 9mins from Bermagui, at the stunning Barragga Bay on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Four Winds specialises in exceptional music experiences surrounded by nature, often blending classical form with First Nations voices, young emerging musicians and powerful multi-disciplinary storytelling. The purpose-built site is home to the 160 seat ‘Windsong Pavilion’, an acoustically pristine building custom designed for the finest listening experience. Alongside the Pavilion is the ‘Sound Shell’, an outdoor Amphitheatre used for larger scale festivals and events.

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