Podcast: Kate Holden on What Really Happened to Glen Turner

Podcast: Kate Holden on What Really Happened to Glen Turner

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Kate Holden talks to Cheryl about the brutal story behind the murder of Glen Turner and what inspired her to write about it. Her latest book, The Winter Road, is out now.

About the author:

Kate Holden is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, In My Skin and The Romantic, and a regular contributor to The Saturday PaperThe Monthly and The Age.

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The Winter Road
Kate Holden
Black Inc.
Non Fiction
04 May, 2021


On a country road in Croppa Creek, farmer Ian Turnbull faced environmental officer Glen Turner. What happened next shocked Australia. An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller. July 2014, a lonely road at twilight outside Croppa Creek, New South Wales: 80-year-old farmer Ian Turnbull takes out a .22 and shoots environmental officer Glen Turner in the back. On one side, a farmer hoping to secure his family’s wealth on the richest agricultural soil in the country. On the other, his obsession: the government man trying to apply environmental laws. The brutal killing of Glen Turner splits open the story of our place on this land. Is our time on this soil a tale of tragedy or triumph – are we reaping what we’ve sown? Do we owe protection to the land, or does it owe us a living? And what happens when, in pursuit of a legacy, a man creates terrible consequences? Kate Holden brings her discerning eye to a gripping tale of law, land and inheritance. It is the story of Australia.
Kate Holden
About the author

Kate Holden

Kate Holden completed an honours degree in classics and literature at the University of Melbourne and a graduate diploma in professional writing and editing, in which she won the Judy Duffy Award for literary excellence. Her bestselling debut In My Skin was published to critical acclaim and has sold to nine countries.

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