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27 April 2021
In partnership with Sydney Writers' Festival
Internationally bestselling author and Orange Prize winner, Kate Grenville (The Secret River and The Idea of Perfection), discusses her latest imaginative response to history, A Room Made of Leaves. A playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented, A Room Made of Leaves takes as its starting point the conceit that Elizabeth Macarthur (wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron of colonial Sydney) wrote a shockingly frank secret memoir. Join Kate as she discusses her first novel in almost a decade with journalist Kerrie Davies.