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Online Author Chat - with Nathan Hobby and the Red Witch

Online Author Chat - with Nathan Hobby and the Red Witch

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Celebrate Love to Read Local Week with Nathan Hobby in conversation with Elizabeth Lewis about his new Katharine Susannah Prichard biography

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Friday 10 June, 5.30-6.30pm AWST

Zoom author talk with Nathan Hobby in conversation with Elizabeth Lewis

Join us for a free 2022 Love to Read Local Week online author talk with Nathan Hobby, author of the new biography about Katharine Susannah Prichard: The Red Witch.

Nathan will be joined by the Chairperson of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, Elizabeth Lewis, to talk through all the highlights (and the surprises and challenges) of writing the biography. There will also be time for a Q&A with Nathan at the end.

GIVEAWAY! The KSP Foundation will be giving away a free KSP Writers' Centre one-year membership - to be in the chance to win, just register and attend the event, and we will contact you by email if you win. If you are already a member, then your membership will be extended by one year.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, with thanks to Writing WA.

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You don't need a Zoom account to attend this event. You just need to register a ticket here and provide an email address. You will need a laptop, mobile device or PC computer that can play video with sound. We will send you the event link via email.

About the book

Through meticulous archival research and historical detective work, Nathan Hobby reveals many unknown aspects of Prichard's life, including the likely identity of the mysterious lover who influenced her deeply in her twenties, her withdrawal from politics during her remarkable five-year literary peak and an intimate friendship with poet Hugh McCrae. Lively and detailed, The Red Witch is a gripping narrative alert to the drama and tragedy of Prichard's remarkable life.

“A revealing acount of Prichard’s thrilling life and a sensitive tribute to one of literary Australia’s most curious founding figures ... Anyone who still believes Australian literature only began mid-20th century with male figures such as Patrick White needs to read this informative and engrossing work.” Books & Publishing

About the author

Nathan Hobby is a Perth author, librarian and honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. His novel The Fur (Fremantle Press 2004) won the TAG Hungerford Award. He blogs at nathanhobby.com.

Acknowledgement of Country

The KSP Foundation management team respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

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