'The Spill' Imbi Neeme in Conversation

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival presents 

Imbe Neeme in Conversation with Jen Barry from Books Plus. This event will take place on Zoom. Registered attendees will be sent a link a day prior to the event. 

The Spill by Imbi Neeme

From debut novelist, and winner of the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize, Imbi Neeme, The Spill is an exploration of the moments - small and large - upon which our lives can pivot.In 1982, a car overturns on a remote West Australian road. Nobody is hurt, but the impact is felt for decades. For sisters Nicole and Samantha this moment will echo through their lives and continually affect their responses to individual experiences and to each other.

Inspired by a similar event in Neeme’s childhood, The Spill examines how all our memories are fictionalised to some degree. By interweaving pieces from the sisters’ past with their present day Neeme reveals the spaces that exist between events, experiences and memory.

 The Spill is a captivating depiction of the bond between sisters and a family that find its way back to one another.

About The Author

 Imbi Neeme is a recovering blogger, impending novelist and compulsive short story writer. Her manuscript The Spill was awarded the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize.

She was the recipient of the 2019 Henry Handel Richardson Fellowship at Varuna for excellence in Short Story Writing. Her short fiction has won prizes in the 2019 Newcastle Short Story Awards, the 2018 Boroondara Literary Awards, and has been shortlisted for the 2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award.

You can purchase the book and collect it from Books Plus and/or  register for the event email kylie.shead@bathurst.nsw.gov.au or phone 6333 6144



Tuesday 23 June 



Event Free - Please register

Book & Event $32.99



Phone: (02) 6333 6161