Lia Hills: In Conversation

Acclaimed Author Lia Hills is coming to Mildura as part of a research trip through the Wimmera and Mallee for her latest novel.

She will be ‘in conversation’ with Helen Healy to discuss her writing process, including using voice-recognition software to capture both human and non-human voices.

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Lia’s latest novel, The Crying Place, was released with Allen and Unwin in 2017 to critical acclaim. Recipient of a Creative Victoria grant in 2012 for her work on the novel, Lia travelled regularly to the centre of Australia to research and write The Crying Place, set partly in Pitjantjatjara country.

As part of the process, Lia stayed in Aboriginal communities and began learning the Pitjantjatjara language. The Crying Place was named Book of the Month by Australian Independent Booksellers and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018.

Come and hear from this acclaimed author, and learn more about the fascinating process currently being used for their next novel.

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