Research and a chat
Thursday, 31st May, 2018
An author who plans to use Broken Hill as the setting for his next book will hold a discussion at the library this evening.
Leo Nix is writing a series of books set in a post-apocalyptic Australia, with the sixth to be based in a future Broken Hill.
At 5.30pm he’ll be available to discuss his books, his process and inspiration, provide writing advice, and any other topic people might like.
The retired psychologist said he enjoys writing the post-apocalyptic genre because it gives him great ways to show his characters.
“If you want a character to shine or to break you can write a scene where they’re under pressure, and people read it and either love them or hate them,” Mr Nix said.
“The time I started writing the first book, ‘Sundown Apocalypse’, was around the time of the terrorist attack in Paris so that informed my work a lot and the shape of the future world, but it’s all set in Australia,” he said.
“Book six, the latest, I’ll have published next year and will be based in Broken Hill because it’s central so I can go anywhere from there.”
Mr Nix arrived in town on Tuesday, and said he’ll be leaving tomorrow to explore the Flinders Ranges.
In the meantime, he’s happy for people to ask him any questions they like about his work or himself.