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Tides and Forrests
Code: 97  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Emily Perkins, Hannah Richell, Candida Baker (facilitator)
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Great family sagas are a staple of fiction and, even though every family is different, readers respond to these stories because they tell us so much about our own lives. Hanna Richell’s debut novel Secrets of the Tides is the story of an English family, the Tides, haunted by an old tragedy, while Emily Perkins’ The Forrests tells the story of Dorothy Forrest and her odd family, a saga set in Auckland that spans a generation. They talk to Candida Baker.

Emily Perkins (International)

Emily Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, a collection of short stories, which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the novels Leave Before You Go, The New Girl and Novel About My Wife, winner of the Believer Award. Her latest novel is The Forrests. Emily lives in New Zealand.

Supported by the New Zealand Book Council.

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Hannah Richell (Australian)

Hannah Richell is the author of Secrets of the Tides. After years of driving desks in publishing, marketing and film, she finally summoned the courage to do what she had always secretly wanted to do and wrote her first novel in stolen moments as her young son slept. To date, Secrets of the Tides has been sold to publishers in the UK, USA, Brazil and throughout Europe. Born in the UK, Hannah now lives in Sydney with her husband and two young children. She is currently hard at work on her second novel.

Candida Baker (Australian)

Candida Baker is an author, editor, photographer and natural horsemanship practitioner. She has had numerous fiction and non-fiction books published. Her most recent book is an anthology The Wisdom of Women. As a journalist she has been editor of The Weekend Australian Magazine, arts editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and a feature writer for The Age and in 2011 she was Director of the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. She lives in the hills behind Byron Bay with too many animals and several children.

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