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Author In-Conversation: Katrina Kell

12 June @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


Spend an evening with award winning author, Katrina Kell, and hear about her fascinating historical novel, Chloé.

Taking the reader from Victoria’s wild shipwreck coast to the artists’ studios of revolutionary Paris and the bloody battlefields of Flanders, this sweeping novel reimagines the volatile history of the beautiful and enigmatic young woman immortalised in one of Australia’s most iconic paintings.

About the author: Katrina Kell is an award-winning Australian writer. Her new historical novel Chloé (2024) was inspired by one of Australia’s most iconic paintings. Created in Paris by Jules Joseph Lefebvre in 1875, Chloé has graced the walls of Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne since 1909 and is now a much-loved cultural icon. The unpublished manuscript of Chloé won an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, and Katrina’s PhD thesis, Capturing Chloé: Reimagining a Melbourne Icon, explores the myths and volatile history of the iconic nude painting and its model.

Katrina is an Honorary Research Associate at Murdoch University. She lives and works in Boorloo (Perth) on the unceded lands of the Whadjuk Noongar People.


City of Melville Libraries
9364 0115


Civic Square Library
10 Almondbury Road (entry off Davy Street)
Booragoon, 6154 Australia
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9364 0138
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