Lighthouse Literary Fest

Illuminating books and ideas at beautiful
Aireys Inlet on Victoria’s Surf Coast


Special events

30 July 2017

Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby is a Sydney-based songwriter and musician. She has released five solo albums and a children’s album called See!

Holly has been nominated for four ARIA Awards – two for Best Female Artist, one for Best Children’s Album, and one as part of Seeker Lover Keeper, her band with Sally Seltmann and Sarah Blasko.

Holly has a distinctive lyric and a distinctive voice and has brought both to Goodwood, her first novel, to create something truly special.

For more details visit: www.hollythrosby.com

Goodwood, 2016

Lia Hills

Lia Hills

Lia Hills is a Melbourne-based novelist, poet, and translator of the French language. Her debut novel, The Beginner’s Guide to Living, was shortlisted for the Victorian, Queensland and West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards, and the NZ Books Awards.

It has been translated into several languages. Other publications include her prize-winning poetry collection, the possibility of flight, and her translation of Marie Darrieussecq’s acclaimed novel, Tom is Dead.

Lia’s latest novel, The Crying Place, is set mostly in Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara country. Initially recorded rather than written, to get closer to traditional forms of storytelling, it is a haunting story about the landscapes that shape us and the ghosts that lay their claim.

Born in New Zealand, Lia lives with her family in the hills outside Melbourne.

For more details visit: www.liahills.com

 

The Crying Place, 2016


28 May 2017

Rosalie Ham

Lucy Treloar

Lucy Treloar is a writer, editor, and creative writing teacher. Born in Malaysia, she was educated in England, Sweden and Australia.

Salt Creek (Picador, 2015), her debut novel, won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award. It was shortlisted for such prizes as the Miles Franklin and the UK’s Walter Scott Prize, and is longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. It will be published in the UK, the USA and in Europe in 2017.

Lucy’s short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Womankind among others.

Lucy lives in Melbourne with her family.

Salt Creek, 2015

Jacinta Halloran

Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher who has taught in schools, at RMIT University, the State Library Victoria, and with Teachers Across Borders in Cambodia.

Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016), her debut novel, is based on the true story of Kate and Harriet, best friends growing up on a remote Australian cape in the 1880s, and the tragic event that befalls them.

Skylarking was named in Readings bookstore’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2016 and longlisted for the Indie Award for Best Debut in 2017.

Kate lives in Hurstbridge, Victoria, and is currently working on a new novel.

 

Skylarking, 2016


Special events

26 March 2017

Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne writer and literature teacher, and author of The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There Should be More Dancing, which have been published in sixteen countries. The film of The Dressmaker was released in 2015 starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth. Rosalie has just completed her fourth novel, and will be discussing The Summer at Mount Hope.

Books l to r: The Dressmaker, 2000; film tie-in 2015
Summer at Mount Hope, 2005; reissued 2016
There Should be More Dancing, 2012

Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran is a medical practitioner and writer. Her third and latest novel, The Science of Appearances, is the intriguing tale of twins Dominic and Mary Quinn as they grow to adulthood in 1950s Kyneton and Melbourne. Jacinta will talk about the inspiration for her novel, and the ins, outs, ups and downs of the writing life.

Books l to r: Dissection, 2008
Pilgrimage, 2012
The Science of Appearances, 2016


Special events

Hannie Rayson discussing Hello Beautiful


Special events

Magda Szubanski discussing Reckoning


Special events

Martin Flanagan discussing The Short Long Book


Special events

Peter Singer and Julian Savulescu discuss living ethically
with Senator Richard Di Natale


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