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Kate Forsyth: History, Mystery & Magic
Sunday, May 18 2014 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Kate Forsyth
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Many writers have leapt into the bestseller lists with their cross-genre tales of history, mystery, romance and magic. These include authors such as Kate Mosse, Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and Joanne Harris. They write stories that stir the imagination, touch the heart, and keep readers turning the pages long into the night.

Each genre of fiction has its own conventions and characteristics, which can sometimes seem like unbreakable rules. By combining different elements of different genres, however, the writer can create ground-breaking novels of great freshness and originality.

Whether you are writing a medieval supernatural thriller, or a time travel romance, or exploring the cobwebby corners of forgotten history and mythology … then Kate Forsyth can help you discover your story.

Duration: three hours
Capacity: 16

Kate Forsyth (Australian)

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at seven, and is now the internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 30 books. Voted one of Australia's Favourite 20 Novelists, her adult novels include Dancing on Knives, The Wild Girl, and Bitter Greens, called ‘the best fairy-tale retelling since Angela Carter’. Her children’s books include Two Selkie Tales from Scotland, The Gypsy Crown, and The Puzzle Ring. Kate is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of Australia’s first published children’s book.

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