Aug. 7, 2013
Drusilla Modjeska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers. Her books include Exiles at home, Poppy, The orchard, Timepieces and Secrets. She is also the author of the bestselling novel Stravinsky’s lunch, which features the life of artist Grace Cossington Smith, whose work is exhibited in Sydney moderns. Drusilla’s most recent work is The mountain, a novel based on her experiences of Papua New Guinea over 30 years. Drusilla grew up in England before travelling to Papua New Guinea in 1968 with her anthropologist husband. She moved to Australia in 1971 and in 2004 began revisiting Papua New Guinea. She lives in Sydney.