Following up her highly awarded novel Burial Rites, Australian author Hannah Kent returns with The Good People. This time, she takes us to Ireland in the age where paganism is battling Christianity and superstition rules over the lives of a small village and a changeling boy. Thoroughly engrossing, darkly atmospheric and utterly convincing, this supernatural story is another tour de force. Hannah talks to Ashley Hay about the art of bringing place and time to life.

Ashley Hay (Australian)

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is a novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Peoples’ Choice, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her writing has been shortlisted for awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Queensland Literary Awards, and longlisted for prizes including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin. Her novels include The Body in the Clouds and A Hundred Small Lessons. She is the editor of Griffith Review.