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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life – Win a double pass!

William Finnegan 1964 Falcon in South Australia 1979 copyright William Finnegan copyBarbarian Days book cover

US author and surfer William Finnegan and former Tracks editor and surfer Sean Doherty talk about their surfing lives.

Sat 6 August, 7pm

Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre

Presented by Byron Writers Festival in partnership with Lennox Arts Board

William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. His book Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life has just won one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, the Pulitzer Prize. His book tells of his life spent travelling the world chasing waves through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa and beyond.

Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man’s gradual mastering of an exacting art. It is a memoir of dangerous obsession and enchantment.

Finnegan is coming out to Australia for a national tour and will be appearing at Byron Writers Festival as well as the special event at Lennox Head with Sean Doherty.

TO WIN A DOUBLE PASS tag who you will take with you on either our Facebook or Instagram and we will let the winner know on Sunday 31st of July.

William has shared these classic photos with us of his travels around the world. Reproduced with permission of William Finnegan.

William Finnegan Tavarua Fiji 2002 photo credit Ken Seino copy William Finnegan searching for waves in Fiji 1978 copyright William Finnegan copy William Finnegan on borrowed board at Padang Bali Nov 2015 copy William Finnegan Noriega barrel California 1985 photo credit Greg Raymond copy William Finnegan at 14 in California 1967 with Harbour Cheater copy William Finnegan at Kirra, Australia 1979 copyright William Finnegan copy William Finnegan Cloud Break Fiji 2002 photo credit Scott Winer copy William Finnegan Grajagan East Java Low Tide copyright William Finnegan copy l-r Bryan Di Salvatore, Viti Savaiinaea, William Finnegan, Sala'ilua, Savai'i, Western Samoa, 1978 copyPhotoCredit_KirraPendergast-