Reynolds powerful novel has already been longlisted for the prestigious national book award. Yannick is a writer, teacher and communications consultant. Commended by judges of the prestigious victorian premiers literary award, the novel tells the story of one mans obsession with saving a pacific island from the effects of global climate change. The first in a trilogy, warcross is the kind of allconsuming fantasy novel that pulls you headfirst into a brand new world that begins to feel so familiar you cant wait get your hands on the. Oct 11, 2014 the subplot regarding the plight of the island was bravely conceptual and engaging, but could easily have become just a quirky bstory in the hands of lesser writer. Many authors take climate change as their theme, but few understand the complexities of a changing climate and make these accessible to the reader. Join facebook to connect with yannick thoraval and others you may know. The award was established by the state library of australia in 2003. Yannick thoraval is a writer, teacher and freelance communications consultant. Yannick read is a toy maker with many worldfamous designs under his belt. It centers on the van dooren family, in particular its patriarch peter, and the familys nihilist attitude to their lives traversing themes like climate change, alienation, teen angst and consumerism. After the fall, before the fall, during the fall 2012 by nancy kress. She was forever consumed by the thought of seven billion people. Nov 25, 2014 the current by yannick thoraval tour excerpt.
The 15 best new ya books coming in october 2017 bustle. Oct 04, 2015 home truths began as a project in lit therapy, an extension to trauma counseling. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The current is international in scope, the subject and themes are globally topical, encompassing climate change, family drama and refugees, so the book has strong international market. My hat is off to him for such a wonderfully written book. Thats the message of my book too, the current, available on amazon and elsewhere, sorry, couldnt help myself. Yannick thoraval is a writer blackframes by lach ryan. Hand made in their paris atelier, this sterling silver collection features lines from the most romantic poets and philosophers, the texts conveying the sensitivity and emotions that serge wanted to share with those that would wear his jewellery. A book that is as beautiful inside as its gorgeous cover is outside, the beauty that remains has been called a stunning, heartwrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down by angie thomas, author of the hate u give. The book is a scholarly history of that folkway as much as it is an outline on how to incorporate the religion into ones own life. I took my son to a toy shop and found they stock midlife crises. During his career, which spanned almost two decades, noah captured a total of 23 singles titles and 16 doubles titles, reaching a careerhigh singles ranking of world no. The current what i think about when i think about reading. Current by yannick thoraval premier virtual author book tours.
Shortlist for 2014 vic prems unpublished manuscript award. His first novel, the current, was commended in the victorian premiers. He worked as a copywriter in marketing and communications, and as a senior communications adviser in the victorian state government department of premier and cabinet, australia. Oct 11, 2014 i appreciate that yannick took this into consideration when writing it. Oridathu 1987 is an indian malayalam satirical drama film written and directed by g. Very personal and intimate, strong yet romantic, ea. Melbourne writer yannick thoraval is the author behind the current, a book which beautifully weaves together the doomed future of a pacific island and a dysfunctional. And while the ya bestseller list, as well as the books seeing some major push, have fallen much more on the heavier side of topics, there isnt a lack of lighterhearted, funny ya. But the novel is more than just a book about climate change it is about the human response to it, and the human response to the broader world we live in. Victorian premiers unpublished manuscript award wikipedia. It can be entered by any author from the australian state of victoria that has not published a project based on fiction. Peter van dooren is an engineer and an entrepreneur, working on a new idea to curb the effects of climate crisis on a sinking tropical island.
Woodfolk uses the shifting pointsofview of three music lovers autumn, shay, and logan who each lose someone and now wonder what their. May 17, 2017 at the start of her riveting new memoir, the fact of a body, lawyer turned writer alexandria marzanolesnevich describes a famous case that illustrates the legal principle of proximate cause. The victorian premiers unpublished manuscript award is a literary award for an unpublished manuscript. Apr 23, 2016 melbourne writer yannick thoraval is the author behind the current, a book which beautifully weaves together the doomed future of a pacific island and a dysfunctional family unit. If you have not read the current, it is a book that is a timely sign of things to come that everyone should take under consideration. The subplot regarding the plight of the island was bravely conceptual and engaging, but could easily have become just a quirky bstory in the hands of lesser writer. The current by yannick thoraval goodreads share book. Since then yann has worked on many marine projects from superyacht refits to renovating and restoring classic wooden boats. Meanwhile his wife and children, on the other side of the world, are adrift in their own unhappiness and sinking into the deep waters of consumerism, pornography, and.
Theme for 2014 is home, in all the myriad ways it is perceived. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. The stories are all influenced by an awareness of climate crisis, exploring how we simultaneously inflict and suffer from grief, loss, and violence. Search the catalogue for collection items held by the national library of australia. Becky willis is a participant in the amazon services llc associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to. Proud that my novel, white foam, received a highly commended award for the 2018 jim hamilton national literary awards, supported by the fellowship of. Yannick has 150 photos and videos on their instagram profile. Eighteen months ago, weezelle over at words and leaves interviewed yannick thoraval about his novel about climate change, the current. Jaguars yannick ngakoue making his case for a lucrative future. One of yanns talents is his carpentry skills and he has proven himself on several projects for current nordhavn owners. I downloaded a free copy from his site, because i liked how he came across in his answers to weezelles questions. Thoraval shows that he has what is required to produce an engaging tale with something to say for our current times and a broad, contemporary audience.
Yannick w thoraval, caroline petit home truths began as a project in lit therapy, an extension to trauma counseling. He teaches professional writing at rmit university. It centers on the van dooren family, in particular its patriarch peter, and the familys nihilist attitude to their lives traversing themes like climate change. One of the best escapes from the real world for me lately has been in a good ya book. I found a book of troth to be an incredibly insightful and practical guide to not only practicing but also living the ancient religious folkway of the prechristian germanic peoples. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The current yannick thoraval national library of australia. Melbourne writer yannick thoraval is the author behind the current, a book which beautifully weaves together the doomed future of a pacific. Commended by judges of the prestigious victorian premiers literary.
The current is a novel about the difference between having a house and losing a home. As an amazon associate, i earn from qualifying purchases. It looks like we dont have any biography for yannick thoraval yet be the first to contribute. The story is about the problems faced by the people of a hamlet where electricity in unavailable, when electric supply finally reaches there. He won the french open in 1983, and is currently the captain of both frances davis cup and fed cup team. Buy the the current via amazon check out yannicks website. The current 2014 by yannick thoraval is a novel about how greed and vanity contribute to global climate change. Laugh out loud with these recent funny ya books book riot. Stylistically, the current offers readers a back and forth split storyline and portent of danger comparable to paul thomas andersons film, magnolia 1999. Yannick thoraval is an essayist, novelist and blogger. Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the biography submission guide.
Theres no overarching trend, no genre eclipsing all other genres, no theme so prevalent as to even call it a theme and thats a good thing. The current is indeed current as well as expertly paced and trenchantly observed. See actions taken by the people who manage and post content. The current epub yannick thoraval achat ebook fnac. The final judges meeting involved much discussion, said the report. As a writer, you need more than an editor with a good eye. So i wrote the novel before work, after work, on holidays and weekends.
Available in the national library of australia collection. Collectively, this book demonstrates the human desire to connect and build relationships is universal. The style of writing is literary thoughtful but humorous, and will appeal to readers of jonathan franzen particularly freedom, ian mcewan particularly solar and michel houellebecq particularly platform. Join facebook to connect with yannick thomas and others you may know. Ice house press first annual anthology of short fiction.
Aug 08, 2019 view yannick thoravals profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. How pearl harbour and september 11 helped locate the essence of american national identity, eras cold war cool medium. Nedumudi venu, sreenivasan, thilakan, vineeth, krishnankutty nair, chandran nair and soorya form the cast. She could not shake the image of that writhing mass of humanity swarming the earth all at once, and had begun to imagine them all as a squirming, wriggling ball of maggots heaped on a decomposing carcass. Yannick thoraval jacinta dimase management literary agency. When the president of a sinking tropical island calls on the worlds most ingenious entrepreneurs to help save his people, peter van dooren answers the call. His career started in the royal marines before moving into the world of telecommunications engineering. Several contemporary and topical themes are interwoven and conveyed via the ordinary pains of a family with a distant overworked father and the dramatic plight of a remote island in the pacific that is soon to be a victim of climate change by literally sinking. As a writer, what sort of story would you like your children to tell with their lives. Yannick thoraval lecturerteacher school of media and. I appreciate that yannick took this into consideration when writing it. A prescient novel about the effects of climate change in the south pacific, thoraval presents the case of a tiny island nation whose physical existence is in peril every time the wind blows and the tide surges.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Alex frith has been a childrens author for more than a decade, covering every topic on earth, from prehistoric animals to robots with artificial intelligence, and everything under the sun, from the origins of the universe to the adventures of thor, god of thunder. The judges said in their report that the quality of the 1 entries for this years award was outstanding overall. With that, theyre planning to have him on the roster in 2020, though the defensive see more at. Each piece created is above all the result of an emotion forever alive, registered in the metal that serves as a backdrop. The result is a collection of stories, essays and poems written by a diverse group of refugee and migrant writers, mostly from africa and asia. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the current. Introducing a piece on some of the best young adult books coming out in 2017 is a delightful challenge. The intemporality that characterizes serges jewelry is primarily due to their purity and simplicity. Current by yannick thoraval premier virtual author book. What you really need is an editor with a good mind.1275 758 1095 216 688 1191 626 1049 59 602 1063 1464 56 1124 152 980 909 1445 1555 1287 1036 287 442 806 981 318 568 1132 13 239 1302 1179 730 1086 1574 148 1453 1475 248 232 531 315 1480 377 1164 1232 1048 770 572 996