Author(s): Michaela McGuire
Writing a letter can be an act of confession or celebration, while receiving one can bring joy, insight and vivid memories. Ambassadors for correspondence Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have lured some of our best and brightest to the literary afternoons of Women of Letters to write and read missives of all kinds. Bestselling novelist Hannah Kent exchanges letters about books, editing and synchronicity with her publisher Alex Craig. Intimate and outrageous declarations of love and friendship are shared between actor Rhys Muldoon and musician Kram. And award-winning cartoonist First Dog on the Moon expresses his affection for his editor Sophie Black through drawings (while she sticks to the written word). Between Us is an inspiring and engaging collection of all-new letters from some of Australia's best-loved people. Praise for the Women of Letters series: 'Entertaining and heartfelt.' Herald Sun 'A collection of rib-tickling and soul-baring letters.' Sun-Herald 'The individual voices of the authors shine through, sometimes lighthearted and whimsical, sometimes poignant and nostalgic.' Courier-Mail All royalties for the book will go to Edgar's Mission animal rescue shelter.
Marieke Hardy is a writer, broadcaster, columnist and television producer. She is a regular panellist on ABC's First Tuesday Book Club, an award-winning blogger, and the creator of the acclaimed comedy series Laid. Her first collection of essays, You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead, was published in 2011.