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Hannah Kent & Lior

All of our lives have soundtracks. We cherish certain songs that have meant something to us in our lives, and lyrics that have helped us through tough times and inspired us to do better, or think differently. Similarly, most of us have a mental shortlist of seminal books, short stories or poems that have made a difference to us – pieces of writing that have formed who we are.

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In the second instalment of Words and 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.

Who?

Portrait of Lior

Lior

Lior Attar, better known simply as Lior, is an independent Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter based in Melbourne.

Portrait of Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

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.



Portrait of Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Passionate about contemporary music, she creates possibilities and contexts for new music, people and ideas.

Words and music

All of our lives have soundtracks. We cherish certain songs that have meant something to us in our lives, lyrics that have helped us through tough times and inspired us to do better, or think differently. Similarly, everyone has a shortlist of seminal books, or short stories, or poems that have made a difference to them – pieces of writing that have formed who they are.

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In each event, our guest writer will highlight two pieces of music that have inspired their writing, while our guest musician tells us about two pieces of writing that have helped shape their musical direction. We eavesdrop on their exchange of treasures, and the conversation that ensues.

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