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Amy Bloom: Lucky Us
Thursday, May 21 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Amy Bloom’s Lucky Us is brilliant, deeply moving and fantastically funny, from its first opening hook to its exquisite resolution. Lucky Us follows half-sisters Eva and Iris as they leave behind their rag-tag family and embark on a journey full of unexpected turns, taking them from Brooklyn to London. Picked as a top book of the year by the Washington Post, Lucky Us cements Amy’s reputation as one of the most gifted literary voices of our time. Lucky us to have her in conversation with Charlotte Wood.
Supported by Macleay College
Amy Bloom (International)
Amy Bloom is the author of three collections of stories: Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me, and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and three novels: Away, Love Invents Us, and most recently, Lucky Us. Amy has been a nominee for the National Book Award and her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. She has written for the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Salon and many other journals. She is the University Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University.
Charlotte Wood has been called ‘one of our finest and most chameleonic writers’ (The Australian). Her four novels have been shortlisted for many prizes including the Miles Franklin Award and the Christina Stead prize for fiction. Her last novel, Animal People, won the People’s Choice medal in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her most recent book, Love & Hunger, is collection of essays on food. Her fifth novel, The Natural Way of Things, will be published in October 2015. Charlotte is also the editor of The Writer's Room Interviews, a bimonthly digital magazine of conversations with Australian authors, and last year she was appointed Chair of Literature for the Australia Council for the Arts.