Kathryn Heyman’s novel Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep. When world-famous freediver Grace Cain meets Storm Hisray, she is instantly smitten, and follows him to an idyllic pacific island. There she learns pleasure – but also, that Storm hides as many secrets as the sea. Join Kathryn as she dives into her novel, which The Saturday Paper calls ‘a story that seduces you and a story that shocks you into critical thinking’.
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Kathryn Heyman (Australian)
Dr Kathryn Heyman is the author of the memoir Fury published in Australia and the UK in May 2021. Her previous novels include Storm and Grace and Floodline. Her work has won and been nominated for awards in Australia and the UK including the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Wingate Literary Prize, the West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Orange Prize and the Arts Council of England Writers Awards. As founder of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program, she has guided many writers from idea to publication, including many award-winners. She received the 2017 Copyright Agency Author Fellowship for Fury and is an Honorary Professor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle.