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In Conversation with Noel Braun

21/03/2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Felix Schmidt is backpacking on the Camino de Santiago when he meets the love of his life, the beautiful French Pascaline. He brings her back to Australia where he joins a new firm of management consultants. Deeply engrossed in he company’s growth, he neglects Pascaline. She believes his addiction has reduced him as a person, wearies of his obsessive workaholism and returns to France.

No Comfort on a Chilly Night is a story of love, unchecked ambition, regret and recovery. Noel Braun shows us how corporate demands can corrupt the balance between worldly ambition and personal fulfillment. A timely reminder for those of us suffering from the stress and anxiety of modern life – Kenneth Price, author.

About the Author

Noel Braun commenced his working life as a country schoolteacher, then moved into a corporate career, which took him from Melbourne to Perth and Sydney. He has had a lifelong passion for writing and wrote the first words of his novels fifty years ago. After a busy career and raising a family of four, he has found the time in retirement to fulfill long-held ambition to see his work in print.

Noel has published two novels: Friend and Philosopher and Whistler Street. He has published a memoir, No Way to Behave at a Funeral which describes his grief journey following the death by suicide of his wife Maris, and three explorations of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela: The Day was Made for WalkingI Guess I’ll Just Keep on Walking and Keep Pressing On, Brother.

Noel has taken his time with his third novel No Comfort on a Chilly Night. He commenced the first draft twenty years ago and wrote four other books in the meantime. He is working on other manuscripts. He lives in the Snowy Mountains where he is involved with the community. He is a keen walker and enjoys getting out in the national parks surrounding his home.

Noel Braun

No Comfort on a Chilly Night | Noel Braun

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