This is an opportunity to meet Vivien Achia, author of 'Marrying Italian: When love is not enough', on the opening day of the Swiss Italian Festa. Vivien's book describes the marriage of a headstrong girl from a farm in country Victoria to an older Italian immigrant, Eliseo Achia, who was a partisan in Italy during WWII.
Her book was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2014. The judges commented that: 'Her writing is full of compassion and generosity and driven by a genuine engagement across cultural divides....It ultimately serves as a celebration of the migrant experience and the way that it enriches and diversifies the connections within Australian society and between Australia and the rest of the world'.
Vivien will be selling copies of her book at a special price and will happily sign copies for you at this event.