Podcast: Musician Turned Novelist with Holly Throsby

Podcast: Musician Turned Novelist with Holly Throsby

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This week Cheryl Akle is joined by critically acclaimed songwriter, musician, and novelist Holly Throsby to discuss her latest novel Cedar Valley. Together they discuss the rise of female success in both the book and music industry, and the art of story-telling through both writing and song.

Podcast guest: Holly Throsby

Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released five solo albums, a collection of original children’s songs, an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper, and has been nominated for four ARIAs. Holly’s debut novel, Goodwood (2016), was a critically acclaimed bestseller, shortlisted for the Indie, ABIA awards, Davitt and Ned Kelly awards.

Holly is a council member for the animal protection institute, Voiceless. She is active on social media, likes good books, cryptic crosswords, small towns, and dogs.

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                  Synopsis

                  'He strolled down Valley Road, only briefly, past the hairdresser and a small cafe. A warm wind stirred, carrying with it the faint smell of pies and horses, and the man paused for just a moment before he sat down. Benny Miller would have driven right past him in her station wagon on that bright and brimming day.'On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley.One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar Valley Curios & Oldwares, sitting down on the footpath, where he leans silently against the big glass window for hours.The other is 21-year-old Benny Miller. Fresh out of university, Benny has come to Cedar Valley in search of information about her mother, Vivian, who has recently died. Vivian's mysterious old friend, Odette Fisher, has offered Benny her modest pale green cottage for as long as she wants it.Is there any connection between the man on the pavement and Benny's quest to learn more about her mother? Holly Throsby is the perfect guide as Cedar Valley and its inhabitants slowly reveal their secrets.
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                  Holly Throsby

                  Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums, a collection of original children's songs, and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper. Goodwood is Holly's debut novel.

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