Golden Boys is everything that readers around the world love about Sonya Hartnett, a writer like no other. It is delightful, it is dark, and it is utterly compelling. A tale of kids growing up and adults who are supposed to be looking after them, it is also the most personal and self-revealing of all Hartnett’s books.
Yet Hartnett will tell you Golden Boys did not originate from her. She found Golden Boys, the same way she has found all her books – she moved into a new house, and there it was. “I always feel that the book has been waiting for me in that house. It had to be in that house. It couldn’t just be anywhere.”
True Stories: Close to Home follows one of Australia’s most popular writers on a 23-year, 25-book, 12-house journey in search of inspiration. Mounted against stunning visuals and featuring exclusive video interviews, True Stories: Close to Home asks if the secret to inspiration might be as simple as “right place, right time.”