Author Tony Park.
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Author Tony Park to present latest novel at library event

ACCLAIMED Australian author Tony Park will share the plot behind his new fiction release Red Earth at a special literary event at Maroochydore Library from 6pm on Saturday, November 5.

Park is the author of 13 best-selling fiction books.

As well as writing novels set in Africa, he has co-written autobiographies: Part of the Pride, with South African "Lion Whisperer” Kevin Richardson; War Dogs, with Aussie explosive sniffer dog handler Shane Bryant; The Grey Man with John Curtis; plus memoirs including The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda as well as Walking Wounded with Brian Freeman; and Bush Vet, with Dr Clay Wilson.

Park has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and freelance writer.

His novels have been acclaimed best-sellers since his first, Far Horizon.

He is also a Major in the Australian Army Reserve and served six months in Afghanistan in 2002 as the public affairs officer for the Australian ground forces.

Park and his wife Nicola, divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park.

Red Earth is set in Durban, South Africa, and centres around a thrilling plot involving an assassination, a stolen baby and a race to the death.

The literary event, with Sunshine Coast Daily's Deputy Editor Damian Bathersby as master of ceremonies, is part of a series of Sunshine Coast Libraries' author talks hosted at various locations across the region.

Tickets are $25 per person and bookings are essential via council's library website.

Light refreshments and live music by talented local musician Jai Bevan are included. A cash wine bar, provided by Friends of Maroochydore Library, will be available.

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