Wed, 12 June | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Kathryn Hind on Hitch

Join us for Kathryn Hind in conversation with Melanie Kembrey as they discuss Kathryn's stunning debut novel, Hitch, winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize.
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Kathryn Hind on Hitch

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12 June 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Join us for Kathryn Hind in conversation with Melanie Kembrey as they discuss Kathryn's stunning debut novel, Hitch, winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize. Kathryn writes with acuity, empathy and wisdom. She is a shining new light on the Australian literary scene.

About the Book

Hitch is a raw exploration of consent and its ambiguities, personal agency and the choices we make. It’s the story of twenty-something Amelia and her dog Lucy hitchhiking from one end of the country to the other, trying to outrun grief and trauma, and moving ever closer to the things she longs to escape.

Praise

"A tautly poetic and gripping tale of a young woman's perilous odyssey as she willingly puts herself at the mercy of the strangers – whether kind or cruel – in order to test her ability to confront her painful past." - Ceridwen Dovey.

"Tense and tender, you'll fall hard for Amelia and Lucy. Amelia chases freedom from the past on the loneliest roads all while heading toward a reckoning with it. Some things you can't escape. Some, perhaps, you can. A wonderful debut." - John, Better Read Than Dead.

About the Author

Kathryn Hind was born in Canberra and has now returned there after living for five years in the UK. She’s published essays and short stories in various Australian journals and collections, and has had a poem published on one of Canberra’s Action buses.

Kathryn began Hitch while studying in the UK, and in 2018 she was awarded the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize for the manuscript.

About Melanie Kembrey

Melanie Kembrey is deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum section, where she writes about books and arts.

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