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Alice Robinson & Sarah Schmidt: The Glad Shout

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Event Date: 21 September 2019
Author / Presenters: Alice Robinson & Sarah Schmidt

This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival

The Glad Shout is an extraordinary novel of rare depth and texture. Told in a starkly visual and compelling narrative, this is a deeply moving homage to motherhood and the struggles faced by women in difficult times. Alice Robinson discusses climate change, motherhood and her influences with Sarah Schmidt.

About the author:

Alice Robinson earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne and a PhD in Creative Writing at Victoria University, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Research. Her fiction, essays and reviews have been published widely, including in She Sheds (Affirm Press) and in literary journals such as Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Arena, TEXT, Fireflies, Meanjin and The Australian Humanities Review among others.

Alice's debut novel, Anchor Point, was longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book Awards (debut fiction), and named one of 25 best Bookclub books in the Herald Sun. Her second novel, The Glad Shout, was published by Affirm Press in March 2019 to much critical acclaim.

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