Join us for the announcement of the Territory Read Book of the Year Awards.
With special guest speaker, Kate Wild, whose recent debut Waiting for Elijah examines the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe. Elijah was mentally ill when he was shot by Senior Constable Andrew Rich in a small back street of a large country town. Waiting for Elijah is about compassion and fear, about the systems we use to try to fix things, and the strength that resides in owning our human frailties.
Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams at the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley Awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission.
Meet the shortlisted authors and find out who will be taking home the Chief Minister’s Book of the Year!
Tickets include a special Sri Lankan banquet dinner.