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Kim Kelly in conversation with Guest of Honour Judy Nunn

22 October 2023 | 10:00 am - 1 June 2024 | 10:55 am

In Conversation with Judy Nunn

The Conference was both a live and online event with in-person sessions livestreamed to a virtual audience. All recordings of in-person plenary sessions, interviews and panels are included in your access ticket. There is no option to buy recordings of individual sessions.



Kim Kelly interviews Judy Nunn on her love for historical fiction which encompasses stories across diverse eras from colonial periods, WW2, the Cold War to more modern times. Her most recent novel, Black Sheep, transports readers into a world stretching from the exclusive gentlemen’s clubs of Sydney, Melbourne and London, to the woolsheds of the Queensland ‘Shearing Wars’, and the trenches of the Western Front.


About Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose. Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she has been published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne, Spirits of the Ghan, Sanctuary, Khaki Town and Showtime! confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers. She has now sold over one million books in Australia alone.In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her “significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author”.

About Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly is the author of twelve novels. Among them are the bestselling The Blue Mile and critically acclaimed Wild Chicory. Her latest, The Rat Catcher: A Love Story, was longlisted for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize. Kim is also a well-known book editor. She has a Master of Creative Writing from Macquarie University, for which she was awarded the Fred Rush Convocation Prize for writing and literature, and she is currently in the early stages of PhD research into Australian historical fiction. Originally from Sydney, Kim now lives in central west NSW, on Wiradjuri Country.

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22 October 2023 | 10:00 am
1 June 2024 | 10:55 am
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