Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville Sat 20 Feb His Majesty's Theatre Sat 20 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sat 20 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

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.

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


His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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    • Adult: $19

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Kate Grenville is appearing via live stream.

His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.


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