Bestselling author of The Railwayman’s Wife, Ashley Hay comes to the festival with her newest offering, A Hundred Small Lessons. When Elsie Gormley falls and is forced to leave her home of 62 years, Lucy Kiss and her new family move in, beginning this story of lives intertwined. This is a lyrical novel about two mothers from different generations whose stories converge during one hot, wet Brisbane summer. Join Ashley as she discusses her tale of love and chance encounters.

Light refreshment served from 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

Presented in partnership with Camden Council and Harry Hartog

Ashley Hay (Australian)

Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is a Brisbane-based novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the Peoples’ Choice from the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, for The Railwayman’s Wife, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her latest novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. She is the editor of Griffith Review.