Greenwood author Rashida Murphy to speak at Avon Valley Readers and Writers Festival


Author Rashida Murphy with her book The Historian’s Daughter.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d458834
Author Rashida Murphy with her book The Historian’s Daughter. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d458834

GREENWOOD author Rashida Murphy is a guest speaker at the Avon Valley Readers and Writers Festival, happening this weekend.

She will talk about the experience of writing her recently released novel The Historian’s Daughter in a one-hour presentation in York on Friday.

“The action of my novel takes place over 20 years and across three different countries – India, Iran and Australia,” she said.

“I’ll focus on the political histories of the three countries from the period 1975-1995 and how events intersected and affected the lives of my characters.”

Murphy said the festival featured an amazing line-up of writers, including Michelle Michau Crawford, Josephine Wilson, John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan and Sara Foster.

“Even if I wasn’t presenting, I would go along, just to listen to my heroes,” Murphy said.

The festival continues in Northam on Saturday and Toodyay on Sunday.