In this new series of events, join some of your most beloved writers as they interview the author of their favourite Australian debut from the last year. They may be your favourite writers, but they’re also some of our country’s most insightful and incisive readers – and these sessions reveal what they think makes a story extraordinary. Providing keen insights into the books they’re most excited about and the writers they’re tipping as new talents to watch, enjoy this special series of conversations between the authors you already love and the new writers they love.

“K.M. Kruimink’s first novel A Treacherous Country will surprise readers with its characters and wit. I’m delighted to encourage more readers to discover this talented fellow Tasmanian author.”
– Heather Rose, Bruny

Stella Prize winner Heather Rose was swept away by K.M. Kruimink’s A Treacherous Country. In this intimate event, the two Tasmanian writers discuss K.M.’s debut novel about loyalty, wisdom and the freedom to act that won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

K.M. Kruimink (Australian)

K.M. Kruimink

K.M. Kruimink was born in Tasmania and spent most of her childhood in the Huon Valley, with an interlude on the West Coast. After completing an Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, she lived and worked interstate and abroad for several years. Today, she lives once again in the Huon Valley, now with her husband and daughter. A Treacherous Country is her first novel.

Heather Rose (Australian)

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is the award-winning Australian author of eight novels. Her new novel is the bestselling political thriller Bruny. Heather writes for both adults and children. Her work spans literary fiction, crime, magical realism, satire, thriller and fantasy. Her seventh novel – The Museum of Modern Love – won the 2017 Stella Prize, Christina Stead Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize. It has been published internationally, translated into numerous languages, and is being adapted for both the stage and the screen. Heather is also one half of children’s author Angelica Banks with co-writer Danielle Wood. Their Tuesday McGillycuddy Adventure series for middle-grade readers is published internationally and has twice been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards. Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania.