Part political thriller, part family saga and part love letter to Tasmania, Bruny is the most ambitious novel yet from the Stella Prize– and Christina Stead Prize–winning author of The Museum of Modern Love. Opening with an explosive terrorist act, Bruny immerses us in a future where America has withdrawn from the UN, a king sits on the British throne and China is building a bridge between Hobart and Bruny Island. Heather Rose discusses her subversive tale of a new world order with Suzanne Leal.
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Heather Rose (Australian)
Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, writing for both adults and children. Her books have been shortlisted, longlisted or won awards for literary fiction, crime fiction, fantasy/science fiction and children's literature. Her seventh novel, The Museum of Modern Love, notably won the 2017 Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Prize. Her latest book is Bruny. Heather lives by the sea in Tasmania.
Suzanne Leal (Australian)
Suzanne Leal is the author of The Deceptions, The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular presenter at literary events and festivals, she was the senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards from 2017 to 2019 and is a Board Director of Sydney Crime Writers Festival. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, Suzanne is a senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal.