Words & music: Hannah Kent and Lior
In the second instalment of Words & music, debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rites has been an international sensation, is joined by ARIA-award-nominated singer/songwriter Lior, whose first album Autumn Flow is one of the most successful Australian releases in recent history.
Hannah will tell us about two pieces of music that have inspired her work as a writer, while Lior reveals two pieces of writing that have helped shape his musical direction. We eavesdrop on their exchange of treasures, and the conversation that ensues.
This event is hosted by Genevieve Lacey, at The Substation in Newport.
Presented in partnership with The Substation.
Hannah Kent's debut novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into twenty-three languages. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Stella Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah’s second novel, The Good People, will be published in October 2016. She is also the publishing director and editor of Kill Your Darlings journal.
Lior Attar, better known simply as Lior, is an independent Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter based in Melbourne.
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international soloist. She creates large-scale collaborative works across radio, film, dance, theatre and public art, and has premiered scores of works, written for her.