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Hannie Rayson in Brisbane

Join Avid Reader for an evening with playwright and now memoirist, Hannie Rayson launching Hello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life.

 A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson—writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist—has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself.

This collection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the great warmth and humour that has made Hannie one of the best-known playwrights in the country. From a childhood in Brighton to a urinary tract infection in Spain, from a body buried under the house to a play on a tram, Hello, Beautiful! captures a life behind the scenes - a life of tender moments, hilarious encounters and, inevitably, drama.

Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her worksincluding Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After Georgehave been performed around Australia and internationally. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. 

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