Griffith Review Bookclub - Ashley Hay and Holly Ringland

Thursday 09 January 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Ticket $10.00
Tickets available until 09 January 2020 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Join Griffith Review editor, Ashley Hay and contributor, Holly Ringland for a discussion of the latest Griffith Review collection of novellas and essays in Light Ascending – The Novella Project VII.

Griffith Review’s seventh annual edition dedicated to the novella eschews a set theme to showcase work across a spectrum of subjects. Open to both fiction and creative non-fiction, Griffith Review’s dedication to the novella form has been hailed by Nick Earls as central to the revival of the form in Australia. ‘Griffith Review’s Novella Project is one of the world’s leading novella competitions,’ he comments ‘and is the cornerstone of the revitalisation of the form in Australia.’

Griffith Review 66 features new work from Holly Ringland and Griffith Review Writing Fellow Krissy Kneen, Mirandi Riwoe, Anthony Macris and many more.

Holly Ringland grew up wild and barefoot in her mother's tropical garden in Northern Australia. When she was nine years old, her family lived in a camper van for two years in North America, travelling from one national park to another, an experience that sparked Holly's lifelong interest in cultures and stories. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. She moved to England in 2009 and obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester in 2011. She now lives between the UK and Australia. Holly's essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. Her debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart has sold in 24 territories around the world, has been a critical and commercial success, winning the 2019 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year Award.

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