Writers and their Worlds

The last in Semester One’s series of Writers and their Worlds talks is to be held in the Noel Stockdale Room of the Central Library on Thursday 5 June at noon. It features Meredith Whitford, South Australian author of two successful historical novels and now of a biography.

Her first novel, Treason, won the 2002 International Eppy Award for Historical Fiction. Shakespeare’s Will (2010), her second novel, was written after one too many male biographers insisted that Shakespeare’s wife must have been an illiterate harridan.

In 2006 a Literature Board of the Australia Council grant enabled overseas research for a book about Jessica Mitford and her first husband, Esmond Romilly, nephew of Winston Churchill. Churchill’s Rebels: Jessica Mitford and Esmond Romilly, is published by Umbria Press, UK.

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