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Each month Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session.
Author Krissy Kneen joins the book club to talk about her novel The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen.
In her 2010 memoir, Affection, Krissy Kneen introduced readers to her unique family and the towering matriarchal figure of her grandmother. When her grandmother died recently, Krissy finally felt at liberty to explore the questions that had nagged at her for so long. In The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen, Krissy sets out with a box containing her grandmother’s ashes. Her intention is to trace the old woman’s early life in Slovenia and Egypt, perhaps locate some remnants of family, and to identify, as best she can, the places where Lotty’s restless, demanding spirit will be at peace.
Three Burials of Lotty Kneen is a generous, full-hearted, poetic attempt to understand the way we carry our ancestors within us, and how we might know ourselves better through knowing them.
Join Bri and Krissy for an evocative and poignant exploration of memory, identity and lost histories.
Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of the memoir Affection, and of the novels An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly white and the Incredible Sex Machine and Wintering. Her poetry collection, Eating My Grandmother, won the Thomas Shapcott Award in 2014. She has also written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.
The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen is available for purchase and delivery through the State Library bookshop.