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Katherine Scholes in conversation with Anne Warburton

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Rowella, TAS 7270

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Come along and meet Tasmania's own Katherine Scholes, whose books have sold more than 2 million copies.

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Katherine Scholes' most recent book, The Beautiful Mother, was released this year, in the throes of Covid-19. So it is with great pleasure that the Tamar Valley Writers Festival has the opportunity to witness her breadth of writerly experience, as shared in conversation with friend and former ABC broadcaster Annie Warburton.

Come along and meet Tasmania's own powerhouse author, whose books have sold more than 2 million copies. Scholes, born in Tanzania but who has lived in Tasmania for many years, will reflect on her earliest memories of horse-riding across the paddocks of Waterton Hall before she even had thoughts of becoming a storyteller. Her myriad novels can now be found on bookshelves across the globe. While Scholes's books are set in Tanzania, her writing is imbued with clues that she is proud to call Tasmania home. 

This event will take place at beautiful Waterton Hall, a colonial homestead restored to perfection, idyllically located on the banks of the Tamar. Co-owners Susan and David Shannon warmly welcomed our request to throw open their gates for us and you to hear Katherine Scholes share stories about her fascinating life and career as a novelist.

The event includes afternoon tea, complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival, wine & gin tasting and an optional tour of the splendid Waterton estate.

Petrarch's bookstore will be on site to oversee book sales and signing.

Katherine Scholes

Katherine Scholes was born in Tanzania, East Africa, the daughter of a doctor and an artist. She has fond memories of going on safaris to remote areas where her father operated a clinic from his Land Rover. With her siblings she swam in rivers or played in the bush while her mother set up an easel and painted the landscape.

When Katherine was ten, the family left Africa, moving briefly to England before settling in Tasmania. After graduating from college she spent a year living on Flinders Island in Bass Strait. After marrying her filmmaker husband she moved to Melbourne but the couple later returned with their two sons to live on the edge of the Derwent River in Hobart. She now writes full-time, in an office that overlooks the water.

Katherine’s novels have attracted an international readership, with bestsellers including The Rain Queen, Make Me An Idol, The Stone Angel, The Hunter’s Wife and The Lioness. She is particularly popular in France, and also in Germany, where The Rain Queen remained on the Der Spiegel bestseller list for nearly two years. Over two million books have been sold in Europe. Other translated editions include Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Waterton Hall

Waterton Hall is a magnificent 1850s homestead and the home of Waterton Hall Wines. The Hall, historic outbuildings and surrounding vineyards enjoy sweeping views of the Tamar River. The family-owned property is managed by: 1 architect, 1 farmer, 1 interior designer, 1 finance director and 1 labradoodle. They share a heritage of farming and wine in the Barossa Valley and now produce award-winning wines of Riesling, Shiraz and Viognier. The Waterton estate has provided the backdrop to countless weddings and events, not to mention being used as inspiration and setting for photographers and filmmakers.

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