Janette’s latest novel is The Claimant. The story revolves around the real-life case of the search for the heir to the Vanderbilt fortune. In 1996 a court case was launched in New York that drew enormous media attention. Its aim was to establish if the long-presumed dead son of the Vanderbilt family was in fact living incognito as a cattle farmer in Queensland. Exploring the elusive nature of identity, The Claimant is sure to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year.
In an appropriately mid-morning appearance at the Wheeler Centre, Janette Turner Hospital will discuss her new book over morning tea. A great opportunity to share a cuppa with one of the giants of Australian literature.
Janette Turner Hospital
Janette Turner Hospital is the author of eight novels and four short story collections, most recently Forecast: Turbulence. Her books have been published in multiple languages.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent book is By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life, published by Text in November 2012. She presents The Monthly Book Podcast and blogs at ramonakoval.com.
She edited Best Australian Essays 2012, published by Black Inc. Books, and was the presenter of ABC Radio National’s The Book Show. (rodneyvc)