BOOKS & IDEAS: Pip Williams

BOOKS & IDEAS: Pip Williams


presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre


 

Enjoy a stunning long lunch with acclaimed author Pip Williams as she discusses her latest novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, and revisits history through the eyes of women.




 



 

Australian author Pip Williams attracted international acclaim for her first novel The Dictionary of Lost Words. Spun from original research in the Oxford English Dictionary archives, it explored gender bias in the creation of history and language, set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement and the Great War.

To celebrate the release of her follow-up work, The Bookbinder of Jericho, join Williams and host Kate Mildenhall for an intimate conversation at award-winning winery Montalto. Over a long lunch, Williams will speak about the runaway success of her fiction debut, the experience of seeing her work adapted into a stage play, and the creative process of bringing history to the page for a global readership.


 

About Pip Williams
 

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney, and now lives in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia with her family and an assortment of animals. She has spent most of her working life as a social researcher, studying what keeps us well and what helps us thrive, and she is the author of One Italian Summer, a memoir of her family’s travels in search of the good life, which was published by Affirm Press to wide acclaim. Her first novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words, based on her original research in the Oxford English Dictionary archives, was published in 2020 and became an international bestseller. The Bookbinder of Jericho is her second novel and again combines her talent for historical research and beautiful storytelling.


 

About Kate Mildenhall
 


 

Kate Mildenhall is the author of Skylarking (2016) and The Mother Fault (2020). She co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book.
 
Kate lives on Wurundjeri lands in Hurstbridge with her partner and two children. She is currently undertaking a PhD in creative process at RMIT University. Her third novel The Hummingbird Effect will be released by Simon & Schuster in August 2023.



 

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