Clunes Booktown Festival: Literary Lunch - VIC, AUS
May
6
12:30 pm12:30

Clunes Booktown Festival: Literary Lunch - VIC, AUS

  • The State Bank Building

'One of our aims at the Clunes Booktown Festival is to create opportunities for real connection. We want you to be able to enjoy the deeper, slower experience of immersing yourself in a small country town, in book browsing, and in the many workshops and entertainers on offer. Staying true to this vision, at this year's festival we are giving you the chance to sit down to a delicious three-course meal with one of the authors you've read and admired, and giving our authors the chance to have lunch with you.'

With The Hon Tim Fisher AC, Hannah Kent and AS Patric. 

When: Saturday 6 May 2017, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Where: The State Bank Building, 28 Fraser Street, Clunes, Victoria, Australia. 

Cost: Tickets are $120 per person all inclusive. Available online at www.trybooking.com/OSIB

Contact: Visit Clunes Booktown for more information.

 
Clunes Booktown Festival: Women Writing Women - VIC, AUS
May
6
4:00 pm16:00

Clunes Booktown Festival: Women Writing Women - VIC, AUS

  • Town hall

'"A word after a word after a word is power," wrote the feminist author Margaret Atwood. 

'What is the power in putting a woman front and centre in a story? And is it still a subversive act? In this broad discussion at Clunes Booktown Festival we'll hear from women who write about women: Burial Rites author Hannah Kent, Fight Like a Girl author Clementine Ford, Becoming Kirrali Lewis author Jane Harrison, and The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl author Melissa Keil. 

'With experience writing across a range of forms and genres - from opinion columns to fantasy YA novels to feminist manifesto to historical fiction - these four writers will discuss their priorities, predicaments and even anxieties when placing women at the centre of their narratives. What are the unique responsibilities of describing female experiences?

When: Saturday 6 May 2017, 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

Where: Town Hall, Clunes, Victoria, Australia. 

Cost: Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/OSIB

Contact: Visit Clunes Booktown for more information.

 
Dunedin Writers' Festival: Gala Showcase,  Metamorphosis - NZ
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Dunedin Writers' Festival: Gala Showcase, Metamorphosis - NZ

  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Six international and national authors tackle the theme ‘Metamorphosis’. Each will talk about a book or author that changed them – gave them writing wings, knocked them sideways, wobbled their moral compass, swallowed them whole, or sweetly stretched them. The stellar line-up: Ian Rankin, Stella Duffy, John Lanchester, Hannah Kent, Bill Manhire and Victor Rodger, with MC Kate De Goldi. 

When: Friday 12 May 2017, 6pm for drinks and nibbles, and a 6.30pm start

Where: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens, Dunedin. Enter at southern end near Chinese Garden.

Cost: $39, available for purchase here. Ticket price is inclusive of welcome drink and nibbles. Please direct any inquiries or to make a phone booking to the Regent Theatre box office on 03 4778597. 

Contact: Visit Dunedin Writers' Festival for more information.

 
Dunedin Writers' Festival: The Good People - NZ
May
14
10:15 am10:15

Dunedin Writers' Festival: The Good People - NZ

  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery

"I am in awe of Kent’s gifts as a storyteller.” So said Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train. She wasn’t the only one wowed by Australian author Hannah Kent. Her bestselling debut Burial Rites (a “dark love letter to Iceland”) won universal acclaim and a bunch of awards, and has been translated into 28 languages. Her second novel The Good People (another beautifully eerie work, set against the fairy lore of nineteenth-century rural Ireland) saw her popularity soar even further. Majella Cullinane will seek to find out how Hannah won such novelistic poise, and what draws her to these darker pockets of historical fiction. 

When: Sunday 14 May 2017, 10.15am to 11.15am.

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand. 

Cost: $12-$22, available for purchase here. Please direct any inquiries or to make a phone booking to the Regent Theatre box office on 03 4778597. 

Contact: Visit Dunedin Writers' Festival for more information.

 
Sydney Writers' Festival: Origin Story - NSW, AU
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Sydney Writers' Festival: Origin Story - NSW, AU

  • City Recital Hall

Some of the Festival’s most celebrated guests reveal the books that made them want to become writers. Literary luminaries will discuss intimate and varied influences, offering insights into what shaped them as writers and informed some of today’s important literary works. The international line-up features acclaimed writer and essayist Robert Dessaix (The Pleasures of Leisure), Hannah Kent (The Good People), Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and memoirist Hisham Matar (The Return), Ian Rankin (bestselling crime writer of the Inspector Rebus novels) and Pulitzer Prize finalist Joy Williams (Ninety-Nine Stories of God). Hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans.

This event will be Closed Captioned. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call SWF Box Office on (02) 9256 4200 or email ticketing@swf.org.au to book access tickets.

When: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6pm

Where: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney NSW

Cost: $25-$45. Tickets available here. 

Contact: Visit Sydney Writers' Festival for more information.

 
Sydney Writers' Festival: Historical Fiction: Chick Lit with Wimples? - NSW, AU
May
25
11:30 am11:30

Sydney Writers' Festival: Historical Fiction: Chick Lit with Wimples? - NSW, AU

  • Pier 2/3 The Loft

'The danger you have to negotiate is not the dimpled coyness of the past – it is its obscenity.' So argued Hilary Mantel, taking aim at ‘grumbling’ in literary circles about historical fiction. ‘Chick-lit with wimples’ it ain’t, she says. Taking up the debate are Melissa Ashley, Hannah Kent and Liam Pieper, who have written about periods ranging from Nazi Germany to 19th century Ireland. They talk to Ashley Hay and tackle the question: can we engage with the present without revisiting the past?

When: Thursday 25 May 2017, 11.30am

Where: Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW

Cost: $15-$20. Tickets available here. 

Contact: Visit Sydney Writers' Festival for more information.

 
Sydney Writers' Festival: Stella Sparks: Women Writers on Influence and Inspiration - NSW, AU
May
27
10:00 am10:00

Sydney Writers' Festival: Stella Sparks: Women Writers on Influence and Inspiration - NSW, AU

  • Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5

The Stella Prize is a celebration of influence and inspiration. Hear the various ways Australian female writers see themselves as standing on each other’s shoulders and pulling each other up. Writers from different generations and communities share their experiences as both givers and recipients of the support, advice and wisdom shaping their craft and creativity. Chaired by Abigail Ulman, and featuring Hannah Kent, Sandra Phillips and the 2017 Stella Prize winner, Heather Rose.

Presented with the Stella Prize.

Supported by Macquarie University.

When: Saturday 27 May 2017, 10am

Where: Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW

Cost: FREE EVENT

Contact: Visit Sydney Writers' Festival for more information.

 
Sydney Writers' Festival: The Good People - NSW, AU
May
27
11:30 am11:30

Sydney Writers' Festival: The Good People - NSW, AU

  • Wharf 2 Theatre, Pier 4/5

Following up her highly awarded novel Burial Rites, Australian author Hannah Kent returns with The Good People. This time, she takes us to Ireland in the age where paganism is battling Christianity and superstition rules over the lives of a small village and a changeling boy. Thoroughly engrossing, darkly atmospheric and utterly convincing, this supernatural story is another tour de force. Hannah talks to Ashley Hay about the art of bringing place and time to life.

When: Saturday 27 May 2017, 11.30am

Where: Wharf 2 Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW

Cost: $15-$20. Tickets available here. 

Contact: Visit Sydney Writers' Festival for more information.

 

Adelaide Writers' Week: Magical Places - SA, AUS
Mar
9
9:00 am09:00

Adelaide Writers' Week: Magical Places - SA, AUS

  • Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden

Hannah Kent’s The Good People takes place in 19th century Ireland populated with those who trust in fairies and traditional healers. In Sara Taylor’s The Shore women appear as witches and healers both in the past and into the future. In both novels these traditional women’s worlds are viewed with suspicion and distrust. Both are seen as simple and dangerous by the incoming faiths, and their male advocates. Chair Sandy Verschoor.

When: Thursday 9 March 2017, 9.30am

Where: East Stage, Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, Adelaide SA

Cost: FREE - no bookings required

Contact: Visit Adelaide Writers' Week website for more information.

 
Adelaide Writers' Week: True Crime - SA, AUS
Mar
5
9:30 am09:30

Adelaide Writers' Week: True Crime - SA, AUS

  • Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden

For Hannah Kent, mining little known histories has made for two insanely successful novels, Burial Rites and The Good People. For Graeme Macrae Burnet, creating an historical world has made for his best-selling novel His Bloody Project, one that tells the story of a brutal murder. Join these two writers for a lively conversation about the allure of murders from a past both real and imagined. Chair Victoria Purman.

When: Sunday 5 March 2017, 9.30am

Where: West Stage, Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, Adelaide SA

Cost: FREE - no bookings required

Contact: Visit Adelaide Writers' Week website for more information.

 
Perth Writers Festival: Lore and Legend - WA, AUS
Feb
26
11:30 am11:30

Perth Writers Festival: Lore and Legend - WA, AUS

  • Winthrop Hall

Irish myth and folklore are woven throughout the new novels of Hannah Kent and Peadar O’Guilin. They talk to Annabel Smith about how the fae are an integral part of  Irish culture.

Supported by Culture Ireland.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @PerWritersFest and #pwf17

When: Saturday 26 February 2017, 11.30am

Where: The Octagon Theatre, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

Cost: $12.50 - $14, and tickets can be purchased here.

Contact: Visit Perth Writers Festival for more information.

 
Perth Writers Festival: The Good People - WA, AUS
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Perth Writers Festival: The Good People - WA, AUS

  • Octagon Theatre

A stunning exploration of folklore and belief, rituals and stories.

Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites was one of the most talked about debut novels in Australia. Readers fell in love with her haunting tale of ritual and isolation in Iceland.

Her new book The Good People is equally exceptional, a stunning exploration of folklore and belief, rituals and stories in 19th century Ireland. Kent captures the beauty and lyricism of Ireland with great empathy for the struggle of the Irish people of that time.

She joins Richard Fidler in conversation about her brilliant new novel.

'The Good People gave me chills ... a haunting novel, shrewdly conceived and beautifully written.' THE AUSTRALIAN


Follow the conversation on Twitter with @PerWritersFest and #pwf17

When: Saturday 25 February 2017, 6.00pm

Where: The Octagon Theatre, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

Cost: $25 - $40, and tickets can be purchased here.

Contact: Visit Perth Writers Festival for more information.

 
Perth Writers Festival: Past Tense - WA, AUS
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Perth Writers Festival: Past Tense - WA, AUS

  • University Club Theatre, UWA

Take a journey into the past.

Jessie Burton imagines two distinct eras of the 20th century in The Muse, Hannah Kent plunges us into 19th century Ireland in The Good People and Melissa Ashleytakes us back to a time of discovery in The Birdman’s Wife. They talk with Geraldine Blake about their new fiction.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with @PerWritersFest and #pwf17

When: Saturday 25 February 2017, 10.00am

Where: The University Club of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

Cost: $12.50 - $14, and tickets can be purchased here.

Contact: Visit Perth Writers Festival for more information.

 
The Rick O'Shea Book Club at Dubray - Dublin, Ireland
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

The Rick O'Shea Book Club at Dubray - Dublin, Ireland

  • Dubray

Our next Dublin event of 2017 features the author of the hugely best-selling and critically acclaimed Burial Rites - Hannah Kent. She'll be talking to us about her brand new novel, set in Kerry, The Good People.

When:  Tuesday 21 February 2017, 6.30pm

Where: Dubray, Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Cost: Admission is free, you just turn up on the night as usual! If you fancy coming along just mark yourself as "going" in this event on Facebook please.

Contact: 01-6775568 or email dublinbookshop@dubraybooks.ie

 
Waterstones West End - Edinburgh, UK
Feb
17
6:30 pm18:30

Waterstones West End - Edinburgh, UK

  • Waterstones West End

We are delighted to welcome Hannah Kent to Waterstones West End to celebrate the release of her second novel - The Good People.

Following the success of her debut - Burial Rites - The Good People is fresh for 2017 and already gaining momentum. Set in nineteenth-century Ireland and based on newspaper reports and a court case from the time.

"A literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller, Hannah Kent takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy. I am in awe of Kent's gifts as a storyteller." – Paula Hawkins

"A thoroughly engrossing entrée into the macabre nature of a vanished society, its virtues and its follies and its lethal impulses." - Thomas Keneally

When: Friday 17 February 2017, 7.00pm

Where: 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD Scotland

Cost: £3 (redeemable against the price of the book on the night), tickets available online, in store, or by contacting us on 0131 226 2666. 

Contact: 0131 226 2666 or email at edinburghwestend@waterstones.com

 
Forum Books - Corbridge, UK
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Forum Books - Corbridge, UK

  • Tea & Tipple

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is one of our favourite books and her event with us is still one of our all time favourites. Her new novel The Good People, which she mentioned to us last time she was here, will be published next month and we can’t tell you how excited we are that she’s coming back to Corbridge, and that the book is every bit as good as her first!

Based on true events and set in a lost world bound by its own laws, The Good People is a novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this long-awaited follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.

When: Thursday 16 February 2017, 7.00pm

Where: Tea & Tipple, 18 Market Place, Corbridge, NE45 5AW, UK

Cost: Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine or something soft. For ticket bookings, call us on 01434 632931 or pop into Forum Books

Contact: 01434 632931 

 
Booka Bookshop - Oswestry, UK
Feb
15
7:30 pm19:30

Booka Bookshop - Oswestry, UK

  • Booka Bookshop

Join us for an evening in the company of the bestselling author of Burial Rites, Hannah Kent, as she returns to Booka to talk about her highly anticipated new novel, The Good People.

Hannah Kent discovered an account of a crime committed in pre-famine County Kerry which she couldn’t forget. The crime and the accused were steeped in 19th Century folk culture, and the details were shocking. To imagine how the events unfolded, Hannah immersed herself in the lore and landscape of rural Ireland, and the lives of Nora, Mary and Nance.  Based on true events and set in a lost world bound by its own laws, The Good People is a startling novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this long-awaited follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers. We are delighted to welcome Hannah back to Booka when she visits the UK this February.

When: Wednesday 15 February 2017, doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

Where: 26- 28 Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2SP, UK

Cost: £5 (plus booking fee if purchasing online). Ticket price redeemable against a signed hardback copy of The Good People. Includes a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online here.

Contact: 01691 662244 or email mail@bookabookshop.co.uk

 
Topping & Co. - Bath, UK
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Topping & Co. - Bath, UK

  • Topping & Co

Hannah Kent stormed into literary stardom in 2013 with her sensational debut novel, Burial Rites. A beautifully written novel with a plot that has the intensity and grip of a thriller, its accolades were innumerable.

The Good People enters the literary scene with a great deal of excitement and anticipation. It is a novel about absolute belief and devoted love, based on true events and set in a lost world bound by its own laws. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this is a book, and event, that should not be missed.

When: Tuesday 14 February 2017, doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Where: The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS, UK

Cost: Tickets are £6/7 and can be purchased here

Contact: (01225) 428111 or email bath@toppingbooks.co.uk

 
Waterstones Piccadilly - London, UK
Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Waterstones Piccadilly - London, UK

  • Waterstones London - Piccadilly

Join us as we celebrate the release of The Good People, the long awaited follow up to the Bailey's Prize shortlisted Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

Based on true events and set in a world bound by its own laws, The Good People is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, moving and thrilling in equal measure it shows an author at the height of her powers.

When: Monday 13 February 2017, 7.00pm

Where: 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD, UK

Cost: £8/6 for Waterstones Cardholders (redeemable against the price of the book on the night) and are available online, in store, or by contacting us on 02078512400. 

Contact: 02078512400 or email at events.piccadilly@waterstones.com

 
Kill Your Darlings Workshop - VIC, AUS
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Kill Your Darlings Workshop - VIC, AUS

  • Kathleen Syme Library

Preparing Your Work for Publication

Completing a first draft is often only the beginning of a journey to publication. What follows it is the crucial – and often troublesome – process of rewriting, redrafting and crafting your manuscript for submission to publishers.

This day-long workshop is designed to explain the importance of rewriting, and will teach efficient techniques and approaches to redrafting your work-in-progress to make it shine.

Through a series of dynamic writing exercises, personal feedback and key insights into the creative practice, this workshop will review the components that make up a manuscript (including character, plot, dialogue, place and structure), and help you develop strategies to effectively improve and expand on these elements of your story.

Please bring your laptop or a writing pad, and – if you wish – your special work-in-progress. This will be a day of intensive writing, reflection and discussion, led by two experienced writers and industry professionals.

This is a day-long workshop. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, and there is a 45-minute break for lunch. Kathleen Syme Library is close to public transport, and there is parking nearby. All participants also receive a goodie bag of resource material to keep you motivated long after the workshop has concluded. For further information, please email info@killyourdarlingsjournal.com

Taught by Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford

When: Saturday 5 November, 10am to 4pm

Where: Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Cost: $179 for KYD subscribers; $199 for non-subscribers. Please book here

Contact: Kill Your Darlings at info@killyourdarlings.com.au

 
Ubud Writers Festival: The Good People - UBUD, INDONESIA
Oct
30
1:15 pm13:15

Ubud Writers Festival: The Good People - UBUD, INDONESIA

  • Indus Restaurant

Hannah Kent’s bestselling debut novel, Burial Rites, was translated into over 20 languages and lauded around the globe. Be among the first to hear from this impressive talent on the publication of her much-anticipated new book, The Good People.

In conversation with Michael Cathcart.

When: Sunday 30 October 2016, 1.15pm

Where:  Indus Restaurant. Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Cost: One-day and four-day festival tickets are available here

Contact: For more information please visit Ubud Writers Festival website

 
Ubud Writers Festival: It Chooses You - UBUD, INDONESIA
Oct
29
2:30 pm14:30

Ubud Writers Festival: It Chooses You - UBUD, INDONESIA

  • Jalan Raya Sanggingan Bali Indonesia

“Talent is only 10%. The rest is obsession,” says poet Selima Hill. For these writers, obsession – be it historical, cultural, or physical – has played a defining role. What happens when you become immersed in a subject you can’t let go – or won’t let you go?

With Djenar Maesa Ayu, Hannah Kent, Nino Ricci and David Dyer.

When: Saturday 29 October 2016, 2.30pm to 3.45pm

Where:  Indus Restaurant. Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Cost: One-day and four-day festival tickets are available here

Contact: For more information please visit Ubud Writers Festival website

 
BOOKED OUT Beaumaris Books - VIC, AUS
Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

BOOKED OUT Beaumaris Books - VIC, AUS

  • Ginger Fox

Beaumaris Books will be hosting an in conversation with Hannah Kent and Anna Spargo-Ryan,

When: Wednesday 19 October, 7.30pm

Where: Ginger Fox (formerly Malt), 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris 3193, Victoria

Cost: Tickets are $55, which includes a copy of The Good People and finger food. Please phone 03 9589 4638 to book.

 
Dymocks & Brisbane City Libraries - QLD, AUS
Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

Dymocks & Brisbane City Libraries - QLD, AUS

  • Brisbane Square Library

In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheal. Micheal cannot walk or speak and Nora keeps him hidden with the aid of a servant girl, Mary. However, rumours begin to build and Mary and Nora seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheal, a person who consorts with Them, the Good People.

Hannah Kent is the co-founder of the Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel Burial Rites, the story of Agnus Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland. The Good People is Kent’s highly anticipated second novel. Hannah will be in-conversation with Kate Eltham.

Books will be available for purchase on the evening, or bring your copy from home for Hannah to sign.

This event is part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

When: Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 6.30pm.

Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane 4000, Queensland.

Cost: Free, but bookings are essential. 

Contact: Phone Brisbane Square Library on 07 3403 4166 to reserve your place.

 
Riverbend Books - QLD, AUS
Oct
17
6:30 pm18:30

Riverbend Books - QLD, AUS

  • The Polding Theatre

After the incredible success of Burial Rites, Riverbenders have been looking forward to the release of Hannah Kent's new novel, and it's nearly here!! To celebrate the release of The Good People in October, we've managed to lure her up here to Brisbane for a special event atLourdes Hill College. To be sure to get a ticket book early.

Hannah will be in conversation with Suzy Wilson to chat about this highly anticipated novel. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear from one of Australia's finest young literary voices, and to grab a signed copy of what is sure to become another modern classic. Book your tickets now!

When: Monday 17 October 2016, 6.30pm

Where: The Polding Theatre, 86 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne 4171, Queensland

Cost: $10, please book here

Contact: Riverbend Books at events@riverbendbooks.com.au

 
Marion Library with Booked At Bookseller - SA, AUS
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Marion Library with Booked At Bookseller - SA, AUS

  • Marion Cultural Centre

Adelaide Writers Week director, Laura Kroetsch, talks to Hannah Kent about her long awaited, novel, The Good People (release date is 27 September 2016). This is is the second novel for award-winning Australian novelist Hannah Kent, who wrote the best-selling debut Burial Rites. Inspired by a true story: In 1825, in a remote Irish valley, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. 

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to commencement of the course in time to register and be seated. You do not need to print your ticket, you can display your ticket on a device at the commencement of the program or give your name.

When: Friday 14 October 2016, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Where: Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park 5046, South Australia

Cost: Free, but reservations are essential. Either book online or phone the library.

Contact: Marion Library on 08 8375 6785. 
 

 
Mitcham Library - SA, AUS
Oct
13
6:30 pm18:30

Mitcham Library - SA, AUS

  • Tower Arts Centre

Meet bestselling and multiple award winning author Hannah Kent who will share her new book The Good People. Set in the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk River of Killarney, it tells the story of three women who are brought together by strange and troubling events. Hannah’s previous book, Burial Rites, was the winner of many awards including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award People’s Choice Award 2014 and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2014. Books available for sale and signing. 

When: Thursday 13 October 2016, 6.30 pm

Where: Tower Arts Centre Theatre, Corner Daws Road and Goodwood Road, Pasadena SA

Cost: Free

Contact: Bookings essential. Phone 08 8372 8244. 

 
Matilda Bookshop - SA, AUS
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

Matilda Bookshop - SA, AUS

  • Elder Hall

Please join us for a very special evening as best selling author Hannah Kent discusses her new book The Good People in conversation with Rebekah Clarkson.

When: Wednesday 12 October, 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, South Australia

Cost: Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here

Contact: Gavin Williams or Molly Murn on 08 8339 3931 or books@matildabookshop.com.au

 
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Dymocks Booragoon Sundowner - WA, AUS

  • Parmelia Hilton Hotel

Hannah Kent will be in conversation with William Yeoman, 7West Books Editor and West Weekend Staff Writer, talking about her latest book The Good People, followed by Q&A from the audience, book sales and book signing.

When: Monday 10 October 2016, 6.00pm

Where: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill St, Perth 6000, Western Australia

Cost: $50.00 for Dymocks Booklovers, $55.00 Non-Dymocks Booklovers. Cost includes welcome drink, sit down sundowner at tables of 10. Savoury platters served at tables. Beverages included. Please book here.

Contact: Dymocks Garden City (08) 9364 7687, or email gcorders@dymocks.com.au

 
Penrhos College & Dymocks - WA, AUS
Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

Penrhos College & Dymocks - WA, AUS

  • Penrhos College Library

Penrhos College and Dymocks Garden City invite you to join us for morning tea and the launch of Hannah Kent’s new book, The Good People. Hannah will be in conversation with Alecia Handcock, followed by a Q&A session with the audience, book sales and signing.

About the Author: Hannah Kent is the co-founder of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writer Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel, Burial Rites, the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland. Since its publication in 2013, Burial Rites has been translated into nearly thirty languages and has received numerous awards and nominations.

When: Monday 10 October 2016, 10am

Where: Penrhos College Library, 6 Morrison Street, Como 6152, Western Australia

Cost: Tickets are $5 and may be purchased here

Contact: Event queries to events@penrhos.wa.edu.au

 
The Bookshop Bowral - NSW, AUS
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

The Bookshop Bowral - NSW, AUS

  • Centennial Vineyards

Hannah Kent is the author of the best- selling novel Burial Rites, the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland. Hannah won the inaugural Writer Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award and since its publication in 2013, Burial Rites has been translated into nearly thirty languages and has received numerous awards and nominations. Hannah is also the co-founder of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings.

Her new novel is The Good People, a story of three women brought together by strange and troubling events in Ireland in 1825.

When: Thursday 6 October, 6.30pm.

Where: Centennial Vineyards, 252 Centennial Road, Bowral 2576, NSW.

Cost: $45 per person and includes one course and a glass of wine. 

Contact: Tickets available from The Bookshop Bowral (02) 4862 1634

 
Dymocks Literary Luncheon - NSW, AUS
Oct
5
12:30 pm12:30

Dymocks Literary Luncheon - NSW, AUS

  • Four Seasons Hotel

Hannah Kent is the co-founder of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writer Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel, Burial Rites, the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland. Since its publication in 2013, Burial Rites has been translated into nearly thirty languages and has received numerous awards and nominations.

The Good People is Hannah Kent’s latest book. In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events.

Hannah will be in conversation with Susan Wyndham, Literary Editor, Sydney Morning Herald.

When: Wednesday 5 October 2016, 12.30pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney 2000, New South Wales

Cost: $80 for members of Dymocks Events, $95 for non-members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages. Please book here.

Contact: Judy Benson on 02 94494366, or literaryevents@dymocks.com.au

 
Gleebooks - NSW, AUS
Oct
4
6:00 pm18:00

Gleebooks - NSW, AUS

  • Gleebooks

In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events.

“The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie’s voice. A whisper in the dark.

‘Some folk are born different, Nance. They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most. Their hearts swallow more blood than ordinary hearts; the river runs differently for them.’”

Nora Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheal. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference.

Unable to care for the child alone, Nora hires a fourteen-year-old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow’s house.

Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheal. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken…

When: Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037, New South Wales

Cost: $12/$9 concession, free for Gleeclub - please book here

Contact: Gleebooks on 02 9660 2333

 
ANU & The Canberra Times - ACT, AUS
Oct
3
6:30 pm18:30

ANU & The Canberra Times - ACT, AUS

  • Manning Clark Centre

Hannah Kent will be in conversation with Professor Jen Webb, Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University Canberra, on Kent's much anticipated second novel, The Good People.

Set in 1825 Ireland, the novel is based in "a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk river of Killarney" where "three women are brought together by strange and troubling events." Like Kent's award-winning debut novel, Burial Rites (2013), which will also be included in the conversation, The Good People is inspired by a true story.

Burial Rites, which followed the real-life story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman put to death in Iceland, won multiple prizes including in 2014: the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the ABA Nielsen Bookdata Bookseller's Choice Award, the Booktopia People's Choice Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award People's Choice Award. In 2013, it won the FAW Christina Stead Award and the Indie Awards Debut Fiction of the Year.

"A thoroughly atmospheric and involving read...Readers eager to see how Kent has followed up her best-selling debut should not find themselves disappointed", Australian Bookseller and Publisher review.

Books will be on sale thanks to the University Co-Op bookshop. Signings will take place from 6pm and after the talk. 

When: Monday 3 October 2016

Where: 26A Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, Acton 2601, Australian Capital Territory

Cost: This event is free, but please register here

 

 
*BOOKED OUT* The Wheeler Centre at Montalto Vineyard - VIC, AUS
Sep
30
12:30 pm12:30

*BOOKED OUT* The Wheeler Centre at Montalto Vineyard - VIC, AUS

  • Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove

Since 2013, with the international success of her debut novel, Burial Rites, Hannah Kent’s name is often mentioned in the same breath as that of Hilary Mantel or Geraldine Brooks; masters of literary historical fiction. Burial Rites, about a woman executed for murder in Iceland in 1830, was translated into 20 languages and won a swag of prestigious awards, including the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award.

As the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal, Kill Your Darlings, Kent has worked hard to champion the work of new literary voices and continues to do so. Geraldine Brooks mentored Kent through the development of the Burial Rites manuscript; now Kent mentors emerging writers herself.

This October will see the release of her second novel, The Good People. In the new book, Kent returns to the 1800s, and to the northern hemisphere. The action is set in south-western Ireland and is again inspired by a true story.

Join us for an evening with one of Australia’s brightest literary stars. In conversation with Kate Forsyth, Hannah will discuss the revival of historical fiction, Australia’s literary landscape and her fascination with troubled women in cold climes.

When: Friday 30 September 2016, 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Where: Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill 3937, Victoria

Cost: $100 including a two-course meal and glass of wine

 
*BOOKED OUT* The Wheeler Centre - VIC, AUS
Sep
29
6:15 pm18:15

*BOOKED OUT* The Wheeler Centre - VIC, AUS

  • The Wheeler Centre

Since 2013, with the international success of her debut novel, Burial Rites, Hannah Kent’s name is often mentioned in the same breath as Hilary Mantel or Geraldine Brooks; masters of literary historical fiction. Burial Rites, about a woman executed for murder in Iceland in 1830, was translated into 20 languages and won a swag of prestigious awards, including the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Award.

As the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, Kent has worked hard to champion the work of new literary voices and continues to do so. Geraldine Brooks mentored Kent through the development of the Burial Rites manuscript; now Kent mentors emerging writers herself.

This October will see the release of her second novel, The Good People. In the new book, Kent returns to the 1800s, and to the northern hemisphere. The action is set in south-western Ireland and is again inspired by a true story.

Join us for an evening with one of Australia’s brightest literary stars. Hannah will discuss the revival of historical fiction, Australia’s literary landscape and her fascination with troubled women in cold climes with Hilary Harper.

When: Thursday 29 September 2016, 6.15pm

Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Cost: Free, but please book here