Join teacher and author of The Dressmaker Rosalie Ham as she discusses her new novel about love, justice and irrigation. A darkly satirical tale about the residents of a small country town battling with the elements and one another, The Year of the Farmer is Rosalie at her best – unsentimental and wildly entertaining. This striking story is set in country NSW and told by an author with a keen understanding of life on the land.

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Rosalie Ham (Australian)

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Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne teacher and author of four novels. Her most recent novel is The Year of the Farmer. Her first novel The Dressmaker was adapted to film starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.