Upcoming events

Dark Lands final 271Dark Lands came out in 2013 and it continues to feature in talks I’m doing. Along with 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.

Thursday 1 May 2014 – Aosta to Ivrea, Italy – Italian publishers are putting together a cycling author tour from north to south and I’ll be riding the very first day. At 730 pm there’s talk about the ride at Les Mots, Festival della parola: Chanoux square, Aosta. The ride is organised by letteratura rinnovabile.

Friday 2 May 2014  –  1030 am – Il Giro d’Italia in 80 librerie rides off from Piazza Chanoux, Aosta. At 530 pm (all going well) we arrive at the Galleria del libro, via Palestro 70, Ivrea. At 630 pm I’ll be talking about the Italian translation of Dark Lands  –  Fuori Rotta  –  in the San Marta deconsecrated church.

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

Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June 2014 – Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts, 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.’

Saturday 31 May 2014 – 230 to 330 pm – My appearance at the festival and I’ll be in conversation with Britain’s favourite travel journalist Simon Calder.

Thursday 19 June 2014 – Business Breakfast at the Frankston City Council in Melbourne where I’ll be talking Lonely Planet, travel and business.

Amalganations 271Tuesday 1 July 2014 – I’ll be introducing Doug Hendrie and his new book Amalganations at a dinner at the Eltham Bookshop on the edge of Melbourne.

Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 August 2014 – I’ll be at the Book Passage Travel Writing weekend in sunny Corte Madera just north of San Francisco.

Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 August 2014 – And then it’s the Melbourne Writers Festival in Melbourne, Ausralia

Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 September 2014It’s the Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, Australia