Bestselling Australian author Rachael Treasure will visit Cobram Library this month, speaking about her books and writing.
She’s the first author to visit since the new library was built, with the standalone location and additional space allowing for visits, talks and functions.
Her visit is part of the High Road to Reading Program, a partnership between the State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network to bring authors to public libraries in participating regional towns.
Ms Treasure said she was looking forward to visiting Cobram Library and talking about her life as a writer and the importance of farming and soil health.
‘‘I love Victoria, especially that region because I was a dairy reporter for the Stock and Land,’’ she said.
‘‘And of course I just love a road trip.’’
Pioneer of the contemporary rural women’s fiction genre, Ms Treasure’s writing conveys a deep love of country Australia, and her novels portray present-day women dealing with issues in their personal lives and in life on the land.
Her writing includes six best-selling novels, short stories and non-fiction.
Her first novel, Jillaroo, has become an iconic work of Australian fiction.
Most recently, Down the Dirt Roads: A memoir of love, loss and the land recounts Ms Treasure’s own journey after her marriage breakdown and the loss of her family farm, in a book about personal recovery and a different approach for living on the land.
A mother of two, she currently lives in southern rural Tasmania.
She has worked as a jillaroo, journalist, radio broadcaster, truffle sniffer dog handler, professional wool classer, part-time vet nurse, stock camp cook, drover, farm manager and working dog trainer.
●Bookings are essential for the talk on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm, and can be made with Cobram Library by phoning 1300374765 by Tuesday, April 18.