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Eleanor Limprecht: Author Talk - Long Bay

Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht

'A historical novel untainted by sentimentality, with a story not only fascinating in the context of its time, but made relevant to our modern world’

To coincide with the Sydney Writers' Festival, UTS Library is hosting an author talk on Eleanor Limprecht's second novel Long Bay

12 - 1pm
Wednesday 18 May
Level 2 - Events Space
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Set in Sydney in the first decade of the 1900s, Long Bay is based on the true case of a young female abortionist who was convicted of manslaughter and served out her sentence in the newly opened Long Bay Women’s Reformatory – the first of its kind in Australia. The woman, Rebecca Sinclair, was pregnant when she went to prison. Long Bay is a compelling fictional account of how Rebecca became involved in the burgeoning illegal abortion racket in Edwardian-era Sydney and how she was drawn into Donald Sinclair’s underworld. In unadorned prose, it examines the limiting effects of poverty, the mistakes we make for love, and the bond between mother and child.

Eleanor LimprechtAbout Eleanor: Eleanor Limprecht was born in Washington DC in 1977 and grew up in the United States, Germany and Pakistan. She now lives in Sydney, and recently completed a Doctorate of Creative Arts at UTS.

Eleanor's journalism and book reviews have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and The Sun-Herald.

Her first novel, What Was Left, was published by Sleepers in 2013 to much critical acclaim, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal 2014.