Writers Victoria and the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship are delighted to announce that Mary Hoban's biography 'An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold' has just been published by Scribe. The book was launched by Ellen Koshland on 3 April at Avenue Bookstore, Melbourne, and is now available in bookshops.
Mary was the inaugural winner of the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship in 2012, which awarded her $10,000 to support her research for the project. Julia Arnold (nee Sorrell, 1826-1888) lived through many important moments of early Tasmanian history at the same time as being connected and related to many key literary and political figures, including grandsons Aldous and Julian Huxley and her father-in-law Thomas Arnold, famous headmaster of Rugby School.
Mary, who has published several books in the area of Australian history, joins a range of Fellows whose projects have been published.
Our congratulations to Mary!