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Lia Hills


Lia Hills is a Melbourne-based novelist, poet and translator of the French language. 

Her publications include The Beginner’s Guide to Living, shortlisted for the Victorian, Queensland and West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards and the NZ Book Awards; her prize-winning poetry collection, the possibility of flight; and her translation of Marie Darrieussecq’s acclaimed novel, Tom is Dead. Lia’s latest novel, The Crying Place, is set mostly in Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara country. In order to write it, Lia spent five years regularly visiting the Centre, consulting with Aboriginal people and those working in the field, and began learning the Pitjantjatjara language.

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