The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the dazzling new book from Evie Wyld, winner of the Miles Franklin Award.
Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other.
Each woman’s choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love.
In this Conversations from Byron podcast, Evie speaks with Nicole Abadee about the creation of her three female protagonists, and about violence against women both in the book and in the world around us.
Thanks to Delta Kay, Arakwal Bundjalung woman, for the Welcome to Country on this podcast.
Evie Wyld is the author of The Bass Rock, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, Everything is Teeth and All the Birds, Singing which won the Miles Franklin in 2014.
Nicole Abadee writes about books and other things for Good Weekend in the Sydney Morning Herald. She appears regularly at writers’ festivals as a facilitator, and has a books podcast, Books, Books, Books, where she speaks to Australian and international writers about their latest books. She is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work before they submit it to publishers.
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