Two bestselling authors hosted by Library

MISSING PIECES: Author Jennifer Dunbar. Picture: SUPPLIED.

SOUTH AUTRALIAN based bestselling authors Jennifer Dunbar and Kim Lock will visit Mount Gambier/Berrin next week.

Jennifer Mackenzie Dunbar’s writing draws on her love of history, music, and mythology as she explores the stories left untold in conventional historical accounts.

Ms Dunbar’s latest historical novel Missing Pieces tells the story of four women who created and protected the now famous artefacts.

It is inspired by the 1831 discovery of a hoard of priceless chess pieces on a remote Scottish Island.

Kim Lock is an internationally published author of five novels and her essays and opinion pieces on writing, feminism and motherhood have been published widely, including in The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Ms Lock’s latest novel The Fancies, is based in a crayfishing town where everyone knows everyone and a surprise arrival forces a family and entire town to unpack a 24-year-old secret that has rocked this tiny place to its core.

Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Brooks said that the two authors will take the lead in interviewing each other and it should be an entertaining night.

“The audience will be thoroughly entertained as they discuss writing, research, inspirations, and their latest books,” she said.

Books will be available for sale and signing, and both authors will be happy to answer any questions from the audience.

The free event will be held at the Mount Gambier Library on Wednesday November 22 at 7pm.

Bookings are available by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540 or by booking online at under ‘Programs and Events’.