Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of almost forty, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both adults and children. She was recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, and has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’.
Her most recent book for adults is a historical novel called The Beast’s Garden which retells the Grimm brothers’ version of Beauty and the Beast.
Kate is probably most famous for Bitter Greens, a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale interwoven with the dramatic life story of the woman who told the tale as it is best known, the 17th century French writer, Charlotte-Rose de la Force.
Her most recent books for children include the bestselling fantasy adventure series The Impossible Quest.
Doors will open at 5.30pm with the talk commencing at 6pm.