Today, we have been privileged to receive a visit from renowned author and Old Collegian, Joy Rhoades.
Joy presented to our Years 10, 11 and 12 secondary girls providing meaningful advice for our students relevant to their future careers and life after Clayfield College.
Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland. At 13, Joy left Roma for Brisbane, first for boarding school at Clayfield College and then to study law at university.
After graduating, she worked in Sydney, then London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and New York. It was in New York that she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the New School University, and wrote much of The Woolgrower's Companion.
She now lives in London with her husband and their two young children.
According to Publisher, Penguin, ‘The Burnt Country is an enthralling story of integrity, resilience and resistance, from the author of the bestselling The Woolgrower’s Companion.’
The Australian Women's Weekly described as ‘a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'.
Both of Joy’s books are available for students to borrow in the secondary library. For anyone wishing to purchase her latest novel, The Burnt Country is available at all good book stores or available online at Booktopia, Dymocks, Angus and Robertson and Amazon.
For more information please visit: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-burnt-country-9780143793724