Bleed was launched in Torquay, Victoria on 6th September, in Melbourne at Readings Bookshop on 9th September, and Sydney at the Auburn Clinical School of Medicine on 23 September, 2015.
Bill Williams has been featured in media across Australia talking about the book. Select interviews and reviews appear linked below.
Review in Medical Journal of Australia (204 (6): 243.)
by Marion G Carey, MB BS (Hons), MPH, FAFPHM
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Listen to the interview on ABC Overnights.
Listen to the interview on Life Matters.
Read the Good Weekend article.
Listen to Bill on The Conversation Hour.
(interview starts at 13.50 minutes)
Launches September 2015
video: Bill Williams in conversation with Professor Fred Mendelsohn at the Melbourne launch of Bleed, explaining why he wrote the story.
- Review in Medical Journal of Australia (204 (6): 243.): April 2016: “…Written with medical insight but also with a novelist’s skill and sensitivity, it is a perceptive, honest and articulate story of struggling with human suffering and loss, and of the importance of love.” ~ Marion G Carey
- The Senior: 4th September, 2015: “Williams’ easy, conversational style of writing draws the reader in, keeping us engaged as we will Gisela to get better.”
- ABC 774 Conversation Hour: 14 September 2015: “…an incredible story … fascinating … a reflection an many layers..” ~ John Faine.
- Life Matters: 17 September 2015: “Bleed reads like a medical thriller … a unique insight…” ~ Natascha Mitchell.
- Geelong Advertiser: 19 September 2015: “A Torquay doctor, Williams tells the devastating story of how his wife suffers a brain aneurism in the remote western desert of Central Australia. There are the facts — 40 per cent of those who suffer aneurisms don’t survive the first 24 hours — and there is the very personal story unfolding before us, of Gisela’s frightening descent and eventual recovery. It is a beautiful love story.” ~ Margaret Linley.