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The Lives of Women
Code: 240  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History, Art & Design
Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Anne Henderson, Drusilla Modjeska, Jacqueline Kent (facilitator)
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How do you write nonfictional accounts of women’s lives when records are sparse and if families are reluctant to talk? In previous books both Drusilla Modjeska and Anne Henderson have written about women, with Modjeska dealing with both writers and more recently the artists Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington-Smith, and Henderson writing a biography of Edith Lyons. They talk to Jacqueline Kent.

Change from printed program: Change from the printed program: Due to a schedule clash, Caroline Moorehead is unable to participate in this event.

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Anne Henderson (Australian)

Anne Henderson is deputy director of The Sydney Institute which she has operated with her husband Gerard Henderson, a well-known political commentator, for the past 20 years. Anne also edits The Sydney Papers Online and co-edits The Sydney Institute Quarterly. She is the author of a number of non-fiction books including her most recent, the acclaimed biography of former prime minister Joseph Lyons.

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Caroline Moorehead (International)

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. Well known for her work in human rights, she has published a history of the Red Cross and a book about refugees, Human Cargo. She has helped to set up a Legal Advice Centre for refugees in Cairo, where she has also started schools and a nursery. Her biography of Lucie de la Tour du Pin was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award in 2009. Her most recent book is A Train in Winter.

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Drusilla Modjeska (Australian)

Drusilla Modjeska was born in England but lived in Papua before arriving in Australia in 1971. Her books include Exiles at Home, Poppy, The Orchard, Timepieces, Sisters, which she co-edited, and Secrets, with Robert Dessaix and Amanda Lohrey. Poppy won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and The Orchard won the Nita B. Kibble Award, the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award and the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award. Drusilla is also the author of the bestselling Stravinsky's Lunch. The Mountain is her latest novel.

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Jacqueline Kent (Australian)

Jacqueline Kent has written young-adult fiction, social history and biography. A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, A Literary Life won the National Biography Award and the Nita B. Kibble Award; An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin also won the Kibble Award and was shortlisted for the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian Premier’s Awards as well as the Walkley Award and the Magarey Medal for Biography. Her most recent book is The Making of Julia Gillard: Prime Minister.
 jacquelinekent.com.au

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