Book Club: Meet Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber

River Decks

Book Club



#About the event


Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber

Ann Weisgarber is the author of three novels: THE GLOVEMAKER, THE PROMISE, and THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE. She won the Stephen Turner Award for First Fiction and the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction. She was a finalist for Scotland’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Orange Award for New Writers in the United Kingdom. The film rights for THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE are optioned by actress Viola Davis.

Ann earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Wright State University in Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Houston in Texas. Ann was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 2014 and lives in Galveston, Texas.


Pauline McLeod

Pauline McLeod

Pauline McLeod is the Children's and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. A Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher, for over a decade Pauline was a coordinator of UQ Library's award-winning school outreach program UQL Cyberschool. She has an MA in Children's Literature and Graduate Diplomas in Secondary Education and Teacher-Librarianship. She has a special interest in YA fiction and is passionate about promoting and encouraging Australian stories. In 2015 Pauline was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children's Bookselling. Pauline is a current judge for 2019 of the Older Reader’s category of the CBCA awards and facilitates the monthly Teacher-Librarian bookclubs at Riverbend.


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Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Archive as Source

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

The Glovemaker



The Glovemaker

Cinema B, GoMA

Workshop: Historical Fiction & Archival Research