Hailed as a tonic for wanderlust and a cure for loneliness Still Life by British novelist Sarah Winman is a joyous historical celebration of love and beauty in all their forms. Hear from the bestselling author of When God Was a Rabbit and Tin Man about this rich tale of people brought together by art, love and war, set against the backdrop of Tuscany, Florence and London in the 1940s. Sarah joins live via video, speaking with Ailsa Piper.

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Sarah Winman (International)

Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit was an international bestseller, her second A Year of Marvellous Ways was a Sunday Times bestseller and Tin Man was shortlisted for the Costa Novel award 2018. Her bestselling 2021 novel, Still Life, won the Dymocks Book of the Year.

Ailsa Piper (Australian)

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher, moderator and speaker. She was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright's Award in 2001 for her script Small Mercies. Her first book was a travel memoir called Sinning Across Spain, and her second, The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship, was co-written with Tony Doherty. Ailsa has judged the NSW and Victorian Premiers Literary Awards six times. She swims daily, rain or shine.