Event 245

Vanessa Chan in conversation with Tracy Chevalier

Exclusive Preview: The Storm We Made


Get a world exclusive preview of The Storm We Made, set to be published in January 2024, and take home a free advance copy of the book. 1930s British Malaya: one woman’s desire to change her destiny shapes the future of a colonised nation. Desperate for a bigger life, housewife Cecily is beckoned into a life of espionage by a charismatic Japanese general. But when Cecily becomes entrenched in his plans, and inadvertently in his marriage, she helps to usher in a war which threatens to destroy her family, community, and country.

Vanessa Chan will talk to Tracy Chevalier about her debut novel, changing careers, the long process of writing, and the even stranger process of selling a novel around the world; and Tracy Chevalier will share her experience as a bestselling author, being involved in film and opera adaptations of her work, and thinking herself into the past in order to write it.

Your ticket includes a free, exclusive advance copy of The Storm We Made.

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