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 In 2011, she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award for her debut novel Burial Rites, the story of Agnus Magnusdottir, the last person to be executed in Iceland.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.