Kate Grenville


Kate Grenville Sat 20 Feb Watch at Home Sat 20 Feb Watch at Home $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
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Join one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, Kate Grenville (appearing via live stream), in a conversation with Jo Trilling about her new book, A Room Made of Leaves. This genre-bending novel is a work of historical fiction that is written in the form of a memoir and traces the story of Elizabeth Macarthur who was married to John Macarthur (often referred to as the father of Australia’s wool industry), a wealthy and harsh man. As Elizabeth comes to terms with life in the colony, she begins to understand who she is and what damage is being wrought by her husband and men like him.

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Kate Grenville 

Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Kate’s other books include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places, One Life: My Mother’s Story, The Case Against Fragrance and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent book, A Room Made of Leaves, is her first novel in nearly a decade.

Time & Location

Sat 20 Feb

Watch at Home



  • Pay What You Can

    • Suggested Price: $19

This is a watch at home event and tickets purchased are for the virtual event only. 

To purchase tickets to the in venue event held at His Majesty's Theatre please see here

To buy this book and others go to our Festival bookseller Boffins Books.


Pay What You Can | Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier.

Kate Grenville is appearing via live stream.

Thank you


  • Supported by Boffins Books

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