The Highlights From Day Three of The Margaret River Readers And Writers Festival 2015

This festival has been exceptional successful is its ability to connect readers with the writer – and a session today with Michelle de Kretser, multi award winning author and dog lover (extra bonus points for that fact), demonstrated this point perfectly today. The audience were enthralled and mesmerised as Michelle discussed her love of books, reading the Just William series by Richmal Crompton as a child in Sri Lanka, her work as a travel writer and editor and the inspiration for her books.  And then we had an opportunity discover a little more about the themes and characters in Michelle’s multi award winning Questions of Travel.  The audience did not want the session to end!

Michelle de Kretser in conversation with Rosemary Sayer

PS Did I mention I had another opportunity to speak with the delightful Mr Robert Gott? Can the day get any better???

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Michelle de Kretser Winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award

When I read  and reviewed Michelle de Krester’s A Question of Travel – I knew this was going to be award winning!

The Trust Company announces Michelle de Kretser as winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award

The Trust Company, as Trustee, and the 2013 judges this afternoon announced Michelle de Kretser as the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel, Questions of Travel at an event held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra. (see more in the link provided)