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Amy Bloom



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Amy Bloom’s Australian visit has been cancelled for personal reasons. We apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.

Historians equivocate. But author Amy Bloom is in no doubt: erstwhile First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok were in love. Now, the New York Times-bestselling author has written commanding work of historical fiction, White Houses, drawn from their passionate correspondence. Joyce Carol Oates has described Bloom’s addictive new novel as ‘irresistibly readable … remarkably intimate’.

It isn’t the first time the psychoanalyst-turned-author has played with themes of love, sexual fluidity and compelling double lives. These themes have surfaced in her acclaimed novels (including Lucky Us and Away), in her short-story collections, in her ground-breaking essays and in her engrossing narrative journalism. 

At the Wheeler Centre, Amy Bloom will chat with Louise Swinn about her fascinating career and the true story behind White Houses.

Hares & Hyenas will be our bookseller at this event.


Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is the acclaimed author of three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (Granta, 2010), Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, also published in one volume Rowing to Eden (Granta, 2015), and three novels, Lucky Us (Granta, 2014), Away (Gra... Read more

Louise Swinn

Louise Swinn is a journalist, editor, critic and writer, co-founder of Sleepers independent publishers, the Small Press Network, and the Stella Prize. Louise edited Choice Words (Allen & Unwin, 2019), a collection of pieces demystifying abortion, and currently works as a journalist with the Aust... Read more


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