Author Zac Quinn, who spent six months working with asylum seekers at the Australian Government’s Manus Island detention centre will give a talk at Warkworth Library this month.
Zac’s experiences supporting refugees inspired him to write his novel Sanlundia, which tells the story of a worker at a tropical island asylum facility who disappears without trace, and a journalist who becomes obsessed with finding out what has happened to her.
He says his time on Manus Island made him realise that a government’s treatment of asylum seekers as political pawns or as an abuse of power has far-reaching consequences for everyone.
“When we allow the strong to abuse the weak, we all suffer,” he says.
Zac Quinn will speak at the library on Thursday, January 30, at 5.30pm. Free admission, but bookings are essential.
Info: Warkworth Library 427 3920.