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2016-07-26 06:00
 Photo: Sourced Successful short story author, Tod Collins, will be launching his prize winning autobiographic novel, “Cullen” atKloof Library Study Centre.

Photo: Sourced Successful short story author, Tod Collins, will be launching his prize winning autobiographic novel, “Cullen” atKloof Library Study Centre.

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UNDERBERG Vet and successful short story author, Tod Collins, will be launching his prize winning autobiographic novel, “Cullen” at Kloof Library Study Centre on Tuesday 2 August commencing at 5.30pm.

Collins has authored three books. His first two were collections of short stories, some of which won writing competitions locally and abroad. This success gave him the confidence to allow his 40-year mystery to emerge as a book.

In “Cullen” Collins tells the riveting story of a tragic climbing expedition which happened in the Himalayas in 1975 and its amazing consequences and mystery. Taking the reader from Lhotse -the fourth highest peak in the world, to the South Pacific and to England. Collins has written a book which narrates “…a very human true-life drama which weaves a story of adventure, love and tragedy, and the author toys with and marries these elements in his tantalising style.”

South African editor and author, Vanessa Finaughty said,“The intrigue of the tale has received widespread acclaim and a fair amount of controversy amongst the climbing fraternity in England and Nepal.”

Cullen won the novel section at the 2016 J.M. Coetzee and Athol Fugard Literary Festival. Its national launch was at Richmond in the Karroo (Booktown SA) at the 2015 Boekbedonnerd Festival where Tod’s presentation was rated best of the festival.

Collins will present the launch talk with slides of how, after 40 years, the pieces for this story (from England to the Himalaya to the South Pacific) fell into place and resulted in “Cullen”. It is spellbinding. Book now at the library 031 764 7543.- supplied

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