Join the City of Perth Library for an evening with renowned author Robert Drewe as he discusses his new book.

About Nimblefoot

At the age of ten, and just short of four feet tall, a boy from Ballarat named Johnny Day became Australia’s first international sporting hero in pedestrianism, the sporting craze of the day. A few years later, in 1870, he won the Melbourne Cup on a horse aptly called Nimblefoot. And then, still aged only fourteen, this already-famous athlete and jockey disappeared without a trace.

Robert Drewe picks up where history leaves off, re-imagining Johnny’s life after his Cup win.

About Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels including The Drowner, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of nonfiction including The Shark Net and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

Cost: From $10 p.p.


This event is being run in partnership with Boffins Books.

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