Dawn Barker

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Dawn Barker is a psychiatrist and author. Originally from Scotland, Dawn studied medicine in the UK. In 2001 she moved to Australia, completed her psychiatric training and began writing. Dawn’s first novel, Fractured, was selected for the 2010 Hachette manuscript development competition. It went on to become one of Australia’s top-selling debut fiction titles and was shortlisted for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. In 2014, her second novel, Let Her Go, was published in Australia. Her books have also been released in the UK and Europe. Her third novel, More Than Us, was published in the UK in May 2018.

The PEN Perth Logo and an illustration of hands writing on the back of an envelope.
Dec
10
Join Dennis Haskell, Krishna Sen and Marcella Polain to celebrate the centenary of PEN International. Book Online
An illustration of a person walking in the dark with a magnifying glass
Dec
12
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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Dec
14
Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar believe it's never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference.  Book Online
A black and white edit of two portraits. One is of Roanna and one is of Chris
Dec
14
Roanna and Chris will discuss writing practice, difficulties encountered in the literary world, what it means to write about tolerance and intolerance while breaking out of the dominant narrative, and much more. Book Online
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