HNSA’s podcast Imagining the Past is back for a special Summertime Series in 2023.
Our next episode features our Winter Workshop tutor Kayte Nunn, author Rosalie Ham and host Jackie Ballantyne.
Jackie Ballantyne explores how each author approaches common themes of revenge, love, betrayal, isolation and treachery from these very different perspectives.
Kayte Nunn is a former book and magazine editor, and the author of five previous novels, including the international bestselling The Botanist’s Daughter, The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant and The Silk House. The Botanist’s Daughter was the 2020 winner of the Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize. The Last Reunion is based on the experiences of the Women’s Auxiliary Service (Burma) during the Second World War. Kayte lives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne writer and retired Literature teacher. She is best known for her first novel, which was adapted to film in 2015 and starred Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth. The novel, The Dressmaker follows the film across the world and has now been published in 16 countries. Rosalie’s other novels are Summer at Mount Hope, There Should be More Dancing and Year of the Farmer. Rosalie’s fifth novel, The Dressmaker’s Secret, a sequel to The Dressmaker, was published October, 2020.
This session was recorded as part of the HNSA Conference 2021.