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Breaking with Tradition

Sun 11 Sep, 12pm

See acclaimed Australian novelists Eliza Henry-Jones and Hannah Kent discuss how they brought to life the stories of female characters whose experiences have traditionally gone untold. Henry-Jones’s Salt and Skin draws on records of witch trials and folk tales in 17th-century Scotland, offering a meditation on the absence of women’s voices in history. In Devotion, Kent set out to celebrate the love of two young women who emigrated to Australia from Prussia in the 19th century with ‘music instead of silence, presence instead of absence’. They are joined in conversation by Eleanor Jackson .


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