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Thursday, May 21 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre), 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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Kate Grenville is back with more moving stories about Australian lives. Her latest book is her most personal yet. Based on fragments of memoirs left by her mother, One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy. It is a daughter’s intimate account of a mother who mixed ambition with domesticity at a time of great change for women. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia’s finest prize-winning writers. Kate is in conversation with Tegan Bennett Daylight.

Kate Grenville (Australian)

Kate Grenville’s bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian’s Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History. Her memoir, One Life, was published in 2015.

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Tegan Bennett Daylight (Australian)

Tegan Bennett Daylight is a fiction writer, teacher, and critic. She is the author of three novels, Bombora, What Falls Away, and Safety, as well as several books for children and teenagers. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Griffith Review, Meanjin, and Best Australian Stories. Her first collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, will be published by Random House in July 2015.

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