Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve

Much-loved North American novelist Anita Shreve’s latest novel, Rescue, is a masterful portrayal of a family trying to understand its own fractured past and begin again. In conversation with Jane Sullivan, Shreve discusses the detail of her work spanning 17 novels and two works of fiction, and recounts the rapid shift in her popularity since The Pilot’s Wife was featured in Oprah’s Book Club in 1999.

Presented in partnership with the Brisbane Writers Festival.


Portrait of Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan came to Australia from England in 1979 and worked for the Age as a reporter, feature writer and editor of various sections, including the books pages.

Portrait of Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the author of many acclaimed works, including Eden Close, The Weight of Water, The Last Time They Met, Sea Glass, All He Ever Wanted, Light on Snow, Rescue, A Change in Altitude, Testimony and Body Surfing. The Pilot’s Wife and The Weight of Water have been made into films.

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