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Join us for the launch of the highly-anticipated new novel by award-winning author Lia Hills. Once a member of a Belgrave Library writers group, Lia’s novels have been published and translated around the world to critical acclaim, and nominated for numerous awards, including the New Zealand Book Awards and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Rich in detail of the land and its nonhuman inhabitants, The Desert Knows Her Name is the story of a girl who walks out of a Wimmera desert, barefoot and unable to speak. The arrival of the mysterious ‘desert girl’ unsettles the community and old tensions erupt, leading to the revelation of a terrible crime. While researching the novel, Lia travelled regularly to the Wimmera, where she consulted with the First Nations community, regenerative farmers, plant and bird experts, artists and historical societies. Her work as writer, curator and academic focuses on contested histories and silences in contemporary Australia, and the need for a new relationship with the land. Lia will be in conversation with local author, Marian Spires. Come along and help us celebrate the release of The Desert Knows Her Name.

When

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 1 June 2024
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03 9800 6489

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Belgrave Library
Reynolds Lane
Belgrave VIC
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