No More Boats is the electrifying novel from award–winning author Felicity Castagna that taps the political nerve exposed in 2001 when the Norwegian ship MV Tampa, carrying 438 refugees, was refused entry into Australia. It follows the story of Antonio Martone, a migrant confronted by the ghost of his dead friend who commands him to paint ‘No More Boats’ in giant letters across his front yard. Hear Felicity speak about a thought-provoking novel that chronicles the unravelling of a man and a nation. Presented with Hawkesbury Central Library.

Felicity Castagna (Australian)

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Felicity Castagna is the author of the multi award-winning novel, The Incredible Here and Now and its stage adaptation which will premiere at The National Theatre of Parramatta in 2017. Her collection of short stories Small Indiscretions was named an ABR book of the year. Her work has appeared on ABC Radio and TV as well as in many national journals and newspapers. Her next novel, No More Boats will be released in June 2017. She holds a PhD from Western Sydney University and teaches creative writing all over Australia. She hosts the storytelling night Studio Stories at The Parramatta Artists Studios.