Sell-out crowd to hear actor now a top author

BRYAN Brown welcomed a sell-out crowd at the venue named in his honour last Friday, as he returned to Bankstown to talk about his novel, ‘The Drowning’, as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.

The Bryan Brown Theatre was full of eager fans as they gathered to hear the Aussie actor, author and self-described ‘Westie’ discuss his novel ideas with author of ‘Tipping Point’, Dinuka McKenzie.
Mr Brown shared stories of growing up in housing commission at Panania with his single mother and sister and spoke about his time at De La Salle High School in Kingsgrove.
Brown’s novel ‘The Drowning’ sees a sleepy northern NSW coastal town turned upside down when the body of a local teenage boy is found on the beach. Drugs, lies and liaisons are set against the backdrop of the idyllic north coast in this gripping page turner.