Patrick White Award-winner Carmel Bird’s Family Skeleton examines the dark heart of a family that has been engaged in dark business for generations. Margaret O’Day, of O’Day Funerals, is oblivious to the secrets that threaten to be uncovered by a visiting relative. You can’t dig a grave without disturbing the smooth surface of the ground. Join Carmel Bird as she discusses her deftly woven dark comedy about what secrets you might unearth if you dig deep enough in the family closet.

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Carmel Bird (Australian)

Australian novelist Carmel Bird is the winner of the 2016 Patrick White Literary Award. Family Skeleton is a tragi-comic novel narrated by the skeleton in the cupboard who reveals family secrets. Carmel is also a popular teacher of fiction and memoir writing.