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Kate Grenville

Rana Mitter is joined by Australian novelist Kate Grenville, who talks about her native country's often difficult history as well as her concerns for it today.

Kate Grenville is one of Australia's leading authors whose novels have explored her country's often difficult history. She and Rana Mitter discuss past secrets and present concerns as she publishes a memoir One Life: My Mother's Story.

In her trilogy The Secret River, The Lieutenant, and Sarah Thornhill, Kate Grenville explored Australia's early history through three generations of a colonial family.

Image: Kate Grenville
Photo Credit: Darren James.

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45 minutes

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Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Kate Grenville
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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