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Kate Grenville - A Room Made of Leaves
Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most cherished and bestselling authors, has released her first novel in almost ten years. This is the story of an intimate and emotional romance involving Elizabeth Macarthur, an early heroine of Australian wool farming, and a soaring Australian historical adventure about the early days of this country’s colonisation.
Facilitated by writer, journalist, former broadcaster, curator and photographer, ​Caroline Baum.

Aug 4, 2020 07:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Kate Grenville
Author of A Room Made of Leaves
Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. (Image: Darren James)
Caroline Baum
Caroline Baum is a writer, journalist, former broadcaster, occasional moderator, curator and photographer.​ In 2018 she was appointed as the inaugural Reader-in-Residence at the State Library of NSW . Her first book, ONLY: A Singular Memoir, was published by Allen and Unwin in 2017. She has contributed to two anthologies, Rebellious Daughters in 2016 and My Mother My Father: On Losing a Parent in 2014. In 2015, she was awarded the Hazel Rowley Fellowship. She has also written about nature, nurture and culture for The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald and other media. She is currently working on a second book.