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 Tom Keneally Kerry O’Brien were in conversation yesterday at Byron on Byron discussing Tom’s latest book From Flappers to Vietnam. The event was put on by Candy Baker and Verandah Magazine and Byron on Byron resort. If you want any more info, I can provide a little. Both Kerry and Tom share an Irish Catholic background, a love of Rugby and partiality to a drop or two of good red. The event was the first of a series  of top writers Candy Baker will bring to the Northern Rivers next year.  Cheers David Bradbury
Tom Keneally, Kerry O’Brien and Candida Baker share a joke with photographer/cameraman David Bradbury in Byron on Saturday.

Australian author Tom Keneally and ABC presenter Kerry O’Brien had a lively conversation on Saturday at the Byron at Byron resort discussing Tom’s latest book, From Flappers to Vietnam.

The event was the first of a series of  ‘in conversation’ sessions with top writers which former Byron Bay Writers Festival director Candy Baker plans to bring to the northern rivers next year.

Both Kerry and Tom share an Irish Catholic background, a love of rugby and a partiality to a drop or two of good red.

The event was put on by Candida Baker, Verandah magazine and the Byron at Byron resort.

David Bradbury

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  1. Conversation about ‘Nam was sharp for a few crack shots on Saturday at the Byron at Byron Resort.
    Oh, what a lovely war Vietnam was and to discuss the insides of the pages of Tom Keneally’s book “From Flappers to Vietnam” ABC’s Kerry O’Brien smiled instead of being cornered while author Candida Baker took to rifling some words for a book she was cooking up for the top of a coffee table.


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