- This event has passed.
Stephanie McCarthy presents Tom Price 1852-1909
September 29, 2015
Stephanie McCarthy is a South Australian author who has been writing books, screenplay, television, and plays for stage and radio for 35 years, winning major awards especially for her radio dramas produced by the BBC and the ABC. She has been a book reviewer and is a teacher of both adults and children, conducting workshops and inspirational speeches on the subject of creative writing, and more recently on the subject of TOM PRICE – from Stonecutter to Premier. A script editor for the Australian Writers’ Guild, Stephanie has been employed as script assessor for the South Australian Film Corporation and the Australia Council. Her published works include teenage novels Diary Z and Red, the biography of a country GP Bloody Marvellous!, an adult novel Erogeny, and the gift book series Mad Cars Disease which sells Australia wide.
The biography of Tom Price led Stephanie down an eight year path of solid research beginning in North East Wales and Liverpool, culminating in South Australia. Unexpected ‘treasures’ surfaced throughout the journey. Historians from Adelaide, Wales and even Cornwall have pitched in to share their knowledge and to check Stephanie from indulging in any flights of fictional fancy. Notwithstanding, she remained determined to ensure that Tom the man springs fresh and relevant from the page as if he were living amongst us today.