Upcoming events

Dark Lands final 271I’ve been talking about my new book, Dark Lands, at a number of events this year. It was published in August. And other topics of course!

Dark Lands took me to Colombia, Congo DRC, Haiti, Nauru, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe and as the blurb says:

Travelling along that popular Axis of Evil led to Tony Wheeler’s Bad Lands, now he’s going further into the dark corners of the world as he explores a line up of troubled nations. Along the way he worries about failing outboard motors in the Pacific, gets stoned (with the thrown variety) in Palestine, scores a speeding ticket in Zimbabwe, gets arrested for photographing a bar in the Congo, visits Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad in Pakistan and tracks down the wreckage of Pearl Harbor ‘architect’ Admiral Yamamoto’s aircraft in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

2013 was a busy year, I spoke in Ubud in Bali (in January and in October), in Melbourne (in March, August, September and November), in Trento and in Pistoia in Italy, in Queenstown, Paris, Copenhagen, Beijing, London, San Francisco (and Menlo Park). And I’ve probably left something out. No definite times yet, but already there are some events popping up for 2014:

Friday 2 May 2014 – Aosta to Ivrea, Italy – Italian publishers are putting together a cycling author tour from north to south and I’m planning to ride the very first day. More details to follow.

Sunday 4 May 2014 – Perugia, Italy – the International Journalism Festival – Dark Lands will be launched in Italian

Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June 2014Australia New Zealand Literary Festival, London, England – the first time festival ‘will bring to life stories and ideas about Australia & New Zealand from a global cast of established and emerging writers, thinkers and creators through literature, music, film and performance.’

Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 September 2014 – Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, Australia