FREE EVENT - 2pm
Sunday 17 March 2019
36 Fraser St Clunes VIC 3370
Author Sarah Schmidt
Chair Amy Dainton
A deeply atmospheric novel by a startling new Aussie talent; an incredibly unique look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892.
Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she? On 4 August 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother.
Through the eyes of Lizzie's sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River.
WINNER OF THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER OF THE MUD LITERARY AWARD 2018
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
Shortlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018
Shortlisted for The Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Crime 2018
Shortlisted for the Strand Critics Awards for Best First Novel
Shortlisted for the Davitt Awards for Debut Novel 2018
Longlisted for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writers 2018
Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.