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)

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Ashley Hay is a Brisbane-based novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the Peoples’ Choice from the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, for The Railwayman’s Wife, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her latest novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. She is the editor of Griffith Review.