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MEDIA RELEASE - Dressmaker author heads back to Glenelg Libraries

10 January 2019

A touch of Hollywood will return to the Glenelg Libraries this February as part of a special series of author events with Rosalie Ham, author of the modern Australian classic turned major feature film The Dressmaker.

Ham will present at both the Portland and Casterton Libraries on 13 February as a part of the Glenelg Libraries Summer Read List program.

Ham will discuss her latest novel, The Year of the Farmer, which is currently featured as one of ten Australian novels on the Libraries’ the popular summer reading campaign. A darkly satirical novel, The Year of the Farmer explores the dynamics of a small country town battling drought and each other.

Ham, who has also produced titles such as Summer at Mount Hope and There Should Be More Dancing, is best recognised for her debut novel The Dressmaker, which was adapted into a Hollywood feature film starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth in 2015.

Library and Information Services Manager Yvette Parker anticipated both author events would “book out” following the success of Ham’s previous visit in 2016.

“We are delighted to once again welcome back Rosalie Ham to the Glenelg Libraries. Her visits in 2016 were incredibly well received, with community members travelling from all corners of the shire to hear from the prominent and well-loved author,” she said.

“Ham will present at both the Casterton Library from 1.00pm and the Portland Library from 5:30pm on Wednesday 13 February. Our Portland author event will take place as an ‘evening with’ type event, with host Susie Lyons guiding conversation.

“Bookings are essential for both events, so I advise any interested community members to contact the Casterton or Portland Library to secure their place for their preferred author event location.”

For further information on the Rosalie Ham author events please contact the Glenelg Libraries via the contact details listed below.

Author Events:

• Rosalie Ham, Year of the Farmer
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Casterton Library
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Free event, bookings required. Please phone Casterton Library on 5554 2444

• In Conversation with Rosalie Ham, Hosted by Susie Lyons
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Portland Library
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Free event, bookings required. Please phone Portland Library on 5522 2265

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