Hello Beautiful - Scenes from a Life
"I realise that, despite all the references to my longing to be a writer, two things are apparent. The first is that I don't actually do much writing; the second is that my teenage reflections display absolutely no talent for it. My Diary is prima facie evidence of self-delusion on a grand scale." A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the great warmth and humour that has made Hannie one of the best-known playwrights in the country. From a childhood in Brighton to a urinary tract infection in Spain, from a body buried under the house to a play on a tram, Hello, Beautiful! captures a life behind the scenes - a life of tender moments, hilarious encounters and, inevitably, drama.
* National author tour * Extract to be placed in weekend supplement such as Good Weekend * Press interview in Weekend Australian * Review coverage in monthly magazines such as Australian Women's Weekly, Marie Claire and MindFood * Review coverage in all tabloid and broadsheet newspapers * Wide review coverage online * Radio interviews on Radio National and all local ABC radio * Author will be a guest of a number of Australian writers festivals in 2015 * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as the Monthly and on their associated websites * Online display advertising on websites targeted to women, such as The Hoopla * Promotions with targeted subscriber groups, including theatre organisations such as the Melbourne Theatre Company * Significant budget for bookseller catalogues * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters * Social media campaign including targeted advertising on Facebook * Chapter sample available at textpublishing.com.au
Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her works-including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After George-have been performed around Australia and internationally. She has been awarded two Australian Writers' Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier's Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Hannie lives in Melbourne.