In conversation with Alison Goodman

The Book of Colours

Robyn Cadwallader

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Art / Culture/Social Equity



#About the event


Robyn Cadwallader

Robyn Cadwallader

Robyn is a writer who lives in the country outside Canberra. She has published poems, prize-winning short stories and reviews, a poetry collection, i painted unafraid and a non-fiction book about virginity and female agency in the Middle Ages. Her first novel, The Anchoress (HarperCollins), was published to critical acclaim in Australia, UK, the US and France. It was awarded a Canberra Critics’ Circle Award for fiction and the ACT Book of the Year People’s Choice Award, was shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards, the Adelaide Festival Literary Awards, and longlisted for the ABIA Awards. In response to the government’s policies on asylum-seekers, she edited a book of essays by prominent lawyers and activists, We Are Better Than This (ATF Press, 2015).

Her second novel is Book of Colours (HarperCollins).


Alison Goodman

Alison Goodman

Alison Goodman’s latest novel is Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, the second book in the Lady Helen trilogy - an award winning mix of Regency adventure and dark fantasy. She is also the author of five other novels including Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club, and EON and EONA, a New York Times bestselling duology that has been published in 18 countries and translated into 12 languages.

Alison’s novels have won three Aurealis awards, been shortlisted for a number of Premier’s awards, and listed as both CBCA Notable Books and ALA Best Books.  She was the D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, is currently preparing the third novel in The Lady Helen series for publication (November 2018), and has embarked on a PhD focusing on the Regency era.

Visit Alison’s website at www.darkdaysclub.com    

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