Hannah Bent live streamed to the Garden from Tokyo, Japan
The twins at the heart of Campbell Mattinson’s deeply moving We Were Not Men suffer great tragedy and risk losing themselves and their vital relationship in the aftermath. Hannah Bent’s wondrous When Things Are Alive They Hum is a celebration of life and the profound connection between sisters, in this case the ambitious professional Marlowe and the captivating Harper, who has Down Syndrome, and is one of the most magical characters of the year.
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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hannah Bent completed her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Film from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London before undertaking further study in directing and screenwriting at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School and Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney. When Things Are Alive They Hum is her first novel.
Nicole Abadee writes about books for Good Weekend, appears regularly at writers’ festivals and other literary events and has a books podcast, Books, Books, Books. Nicole is also a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work and to get published.