2020

Craig Silvey News 2020.

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June 10, 2020.

Craig Silvey announced that his new novel, Honeybee, will be published in September 2020!

See his posts about it on Instagram and Facebook.

Read more about it in Melanie Kembrey's article in the Sydney Morning Herald (archive). In that article, Craig said that Honeybee will take readers “into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.”

In a Booktopia article, Craig Silvey said:

"I put everything I have into writing Honeybee. It tore me up, but it filled me with joy. I’m enormously proud of it. When we submit to a narrator and let them lead us, it’s an exercise in profound empathy. When we live their story on the page, it’s an experience that changes us. A story has the potential to demystify and humanise. Between a constellation of letters and a willing reader, disparate lives intersect and adhere, bound by their commonalities and enriched by their differences. It’s part of the reason why I believe diversity is so vital to our culture. At the thematic heart of Honeybee is the importance of support and understanding. It’s a very sincere, hopeful book." (Source: Booktopia; archive 1, archive 2.)

Check out Honeybee on Goodreads.

Above portrait of Craig Silvey by Daniel James Grant (Instagram, website, LinkedIn).

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September 25, 2020.

A beautiful, revealing feature about Craig Silvey was published in Good Weekend Magazine. Written by Barry Divola, the article delves into Craig's history, his future, his process, his people, and describes a very different kind of Nest Egg ...

Share this article via Craig's Facebook.

Above photo of Craig Silvey by Daniel James Grant (Instagram, website, LinkedIn) via Good Weekend Magazine.

Like or regram the above photo of Craig signing copies of Honeybee via Craig's Instagram.

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September 25, 2020.

For the Sydney Morning Herald, Liam Pieper reviewed Honeybee.

Also for the Sydney Morning Herald, Melanie Kembrey wrote about how Craig Silvey's new novel will face intense scrutiny, and he's ok with that.

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September 26, 2020.

Craig Silvey appeared on Radio New Zealand's "Saturday Morning" show. (Archive of audio.)

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September 28, 2020.

Stella Charls of the Wheeler Centre interviewed Craig Silvey about Honeybee. (Archive of audio; archive of page.)

Here's a quote by Craig from their chat:

"For readers of all levels of sophistication, [dialogue] is the element of a novel that no one passes over. Everybody reads dialogue. It's so revealing of a character and it's the best way for us to understand characters—when they speak purely to us. It's a way to make them feel distinct and unique, and a way to have a text feel dynamic because we're shifting away from that narrative voice and we're introducing different tones and different rhythms. It’s a vital piece of the puzzle ... and something I’ve always delighted in."

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September 29, 2020.

For the Guardian, Justine Hyde interviewed Craig Silvey on writing from a trans perspective: "A novelist is required to listen, to learn." (Archive 1, archive 2.)

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September 30, 2020.

Craig Silvey appeared on ABC Radio National's "Breakfast with Fran Kelly." (Archive.)

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September 30, 2020.

As part of the launch of Craig Silvey's new novel, Honeybee, Craig held an event with Brooke Davis at Freo Social, in Fremantle, Western Australia. The event was presented in conjunction with New Edition Bookshop.

Above photo: Craig Silvey at Freo Social on September 30, 2020, for the launch of Honeybee.

Share or like the above photo via Craig's Instagram or Facebook.

(If you have photos of the event, pleasure contact the curator of this website.)

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October 1, 2020.

Nicole Abadee interviewed Craig Silvey for her "Books, Books, Books," podcast.

Also listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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October 1, 2020.

As part of the launch of his new novel, Honeybee, Craig Silvey held an event with Lauren Butcher at Roxy Lane Theatre, in Maylands, Western Australia. The event was presented in conjunction with Rabble Books & Games.

(If you have photos of the event, pleasure contact the curator of this website. Like or share the following photo via Craig's Instagram.)

October 5, 2020.

Craig posted some photos (on his Facebook and his Instagram) of his Honeybee event at Roxy Lane Theatre, raising funds for TransFolk of WA organisation, which supports all transgender people and their loved ones in Western Australia.

Credit above image: Annie Harvey (Facebook; Instagram; Annie-Harvey.com).

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October 5, 2020.

Craig Silvey appeared on ABC's "The Book Show," with Claire Nichols, and talked about real life inspiration for Honeybee, a novel inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock and Laura Elvery's homage to women scientists.

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October 6, 2020.

Craig Silvey appeared on "So You Want to Be A Writer," an Australian Writers' Centre podcast co-hosted by Valerie Khoo and Allison Tait.

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October 8, 2020.

Craig Silvey wrote an article, "How Family Holidays in South West WA Shaped Author and Screenwriter Craig Silvey," for Escape magazine. (Archive 1, archive 2.)

Highlights included childhood roadside abandonment, questionable seduction techniques, and the most adorable photograph of Craig ever captured.

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October 9, 2020.

Indira Naidoo interviewed Craig Silvey for ABC's Nightlife. (An archive of this audio interview.)

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October 9, 2020.

Craig Silvey was a guest on ABC's "The Bookshelf," with Claire Nichols, Cassie McCullagh, and Morag Fraser. They discussed Trent Dalton's All Our Shimmering Skies and Marilynne Robinson's Jack.

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October 14, 2020

Craig Silvey and Brooke Davis (pictured below) discussed Honeybee at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. The event was held in conjunction with Margaret River Bookshop.

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October 28, 2020.

For the Illawarra Mercury, Glen Humphries wrote about Craig Silvey and the decade-long wait for his new book (paid subscription required).

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November 1, 2020.

Cheryl Akle interviewed Craig Silvey for "Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading."

You can also listen this interview on Apple Podcasts or Acast.

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November 1, 2020.

Australian Book Review interviewed Craig Silvey for "Open Page." (Archive 1, archive 2.)

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November 2, 2020.

Craig Silvey and three other guests (Peter Drew, Eliza Roberts, and Natasha Sturgis) appeared on the ArtsHubbub podcast to discuss how Covid-19 has reshaped travel.

You can also listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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November 4, 2020.

As part of the Bendigo Writers Festival, Craig Silvey joined The Bendigo Bookclub in a live-streamed interactive reader meet-up. In it, he discussed all things Honeybee with Sarah Mayor Cox.

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December 11, 2020.

Read Craig Silvey essay in the Sydney Morning Herald, “If writing leaves me hollowed out, it's readers who fill me back up." (Archive 1, archive 2.)

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Inspired by an illustration by Tom Jellet, Craig Silvey wrote an ode to the triumphs and tribulations of Christmas. Read it in the The Weekend Australian Review. (Craig posted about this on his Facebook and his Instagram.)

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December 19, 2020.

Read Stephanie Owen Reeder's article in the Canberra Times, "In Honeybee, Craig Silvey's 'chaotic good' leads to redemption." (Archive 1, archive 2.)