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Graeme Simsion: The Rosie Result

In Conversation with Professor Tony Attwood and Barb Cook

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the much-loved and internationally bestselling Rosie trilogy.

Hear internationally bestselling author Graeme Simsion talk about this highly anticipated new novel, in conversation with clinical psychologist Professor Tony Attwood, known worldwide for his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. The conversation will be moderated by autism advocate Barb Cook.

When first published, the quirky story of Don, a middle-aged autistic man’s search for love had a profound impact on people worldwide, and generated a positive discussion of difference and acceptance in society.

The Rosie Result sees Don and Rosie return, managing the twists and turns of everyday life, but this time the problem to solve is how to help their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, make his way in the world. It’ll have you cheering with joy!

Graeme will be signing books after the event, with Riverbend Books selling copies.

Writers+ Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture.

 

Reviews

[Don Tillman] has almost transcended the boundaries of fiction to become a geek icon.

Guardian

Deals with issues of nature, nurture, gender, free will and the vagaries of the human heart with a deceptively light tough.

Evening Standard

One of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.

The Times

Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart.

Observer

More Info

Graeme Simsion (Author): Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam Sharp. He also co-authored Two Steps Forward with Anne Buist.

Tony Attwood (Chair): Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. He has an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Tony has written several publications on Asperger's Syndrome. His book, titled Aspergers Syndrome, has now been translated into several languages.

Barb Cook (Moderator): Barb Cook is the editor and co-author of the book, Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, and founder and editor-in-chief of Spectrum Women Magazine. Formally identified on the autism spectrum at the age of 40, she is now a highly committed autism activist. She was awarded a Special Commendation in the 2017 Autism Queensland Creative Futures Awards by the Queensland Governor.

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