From little things: a conversation with Holly Ringland

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Award winning author of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart and host of the brand-new ABC series Back To Nature, Holly Ringland, joins us for an evening at State Library.

Explore all the green things in her life from books, films, bushwalks, flowers and tattoos. With her second novel The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding due to be published in 2022 and an adaptation of her first novel currently underway with Amazon Prime Video starring award winning Sigourney Weaver, this conversation is not one to miss. 

Holly Ringland will be in a conversation with Dr. Ashley Hay, book your tickets today. 

This event will be accompanied by an Auslan interpreter. 

This discussion is linked to Entwined: plants and people, an exhibition at State Library that celebrates and explores the complexity and beauty of plants.

Can't make it onsite? The talk will also be live streamed on our website and available on Facebook live. To book a reminder to watch online click here.

About the participants

Holly Ringland is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, which is currently being adapted for screen by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories. In 2020, Holly filmed Back to Nature, a visually stunning factual series she co-hosted with Aaron Pedersen, currently airing on ABC TV and ABC iview. Holly’s second novel, The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding, will be published by HarperCollins in 2022.

Dr. Ashley Hay is a novelist and essayist whose awards include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Peoples’ Choice, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her novels include The Body in the Clouds (2010) and A Hundred Small Lessons (2017). She is the editor of Griffith Review.


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