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Kate Grenville with Clare Wright

Join the National Library of Australia in celebrting the release of internationally bestselling author Kate Grenville’s first novel in nearly a decade - A Room Made of Leaves

In this special online event, Kate Grenville appears in conversation with award winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator Professor Clare Wright OAM.

Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. 

 La Trobe University historian Professor Clare Wright OAM is the Stella Prize-winning author of You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the WorldThe Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans.

A Room Made of Leaves turns historical fiction inside out. It is a stunning sleight of hand that gives the past the piercing immediacy of the present and reveals its urgent implications for our future.

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