with Alice Robinson & Lucy Treloar / chaired by Sophie Cunningham
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In their new books, Alice Robinson and Lucy Treloar grapple with the consequences of our changing climate. In a Melbourne destroyed by a final cataclysmic storm, Alice’s The Glad Shout is a powerful story of maternal love and desperate resilience. In Lucy’s superb Wolfe Island, the indomitable Kitty Hawke lives alone on an eroding island on the Chesapeake Bay until her granddaughter arrives seeking sanctuary for herself and her persecuted young companions. Both masterfully evoke a dystopian near-future not entirely devoid of hope.
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Alice Robinson has been published widely in literary journals and her debut novel, Anchor Point, was longlisted for The Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards (debut fiction) in 2016. Her new novel, The Glad Shout, won the Readings Prize for New Fiction in 2019.
Lucy Treloar is the author of the novel Salt Creek (2015), which won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Lucy's second novel Wolfe Island was published in 2019. She lives in inner Melbourne with her family.
Sophie Cunningham AM is the author of five books, most recently City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest. She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of the Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab.