Inspirational Conversations: Belinda Castles

Come along to the second in my series of Inspirational Conversations at Ultimo Library on the 27th of February.

I will be chatting with the award-winning novelist Belinda Castles about where to find inspiration.

I would also encourage you to click through and book your free spot right now because this event will fill up fast.

Belinda Castles won the Vogel Award for her novel, The River Baptists.

She has recently released an engaging historical novel,  Hannah & Emil, based on the real-life love story of her own grandparents. It is the most charming and fascinating book, and you can read my review of it here. It tells the story of Hannah, the child of Russian Jewish refugees living in England, and her fraught love affair with Emil, an anti-Nazi activist who is forced to flee Germany during World War Two. It is a story of love, loss and secrets, with a strong Australian connection. 

Born in England, Belinda moved to Australia in the 90s, and I had the great privilege of studying with her in a postgraduate program while she was writing Hannah & Emil. I saw then the quality of her writing, and knew that the finished product would be extraordinary.

Belinda Castles and Walter Mason

Belinda's love for literature and writing, along with her infectious good cheer, make her an excellent conversationalist, and I know you will find her as fascinating as I do.


Inspirational Conversations: Finding Inspiration

Walter Mason is joined in February by Vogel Prize-winning author Belinda Castles.

Author of the critically acclaimed novel Hannah & Emil, Belinda started exploring her creative side at a very young age. This evening she reveals where she finds the inspiration for her creative ideas, and shares her thoughts on how we all can become more creative.

Heinz, Belinda Castles' grandfather, who inspired her novel

If you’ve ever wanted to explore your creative side, come and learn ‘how to’ from this sensitive and celebrated author.

Wednesday 27 February


Book online or call 9298 3110

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