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Library Through the Lens: Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation with Katherine Tamiko Arguile 'How to Be Australian'
Meet author Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation with Katherine Arguile live via webinar as she discusses her wonderfully eccentric account of how an exemplary Canadian does her very best to be a better Australian.

When Ashley persuades her new husband Steve to leave snowy Canada and join her for a year Down Under, she looks forward to an easy transition. After all, Australia’s just Canada with more sunshine and strange animals, right? But they soon discover things aren’t so simple.

For the sake of her marriage and her happiness, Ashley must find an Australia she can belong to: she decides to travel the country, learn its history, decode its cultural quirks and connect with as many residents as she can meet. How to Be Australian is a remarkable memoir, at once familiar and faraway, that shines a fresh, funny and fascinating light onto the country we think we know.

Oct 1, 2020 10:30 AM in Adelaide

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Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Author
Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of two books: How to Be Australian and My Name Is Revenge, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital Literary Awards and was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her writing appears in Griffith Review, Sydney Review of Books, Westerly, the Australian, the Big Issue and Kill Your Darlings. Ashley is a Moth StorySLAM winner and has appeared at Story Club, the National Young Writers’ Festival, and Sydney Writers’ Festival. She lived and worked in Canada, South Korea, Peru and Mexico before moving to Australia.
Katherine Tamiko Arguile
Author
Born and raised in Tokyo, Katherine Tamiko Arguile is an Anglo-Japanese author and arts journalist living in Adelaide, where she runs a small coffee business. Along the winding road to becoming an author she’s worked in art galleries, as an advertising executive, complementary health practitioner and marketing manager. Katherine has won various writing awards, and her prize-winning short stories have been published in several anthologies.