Eliza Henry-Jones lives on a flower farm on Wurundjeri land in the Yarra Valley of Victoria, Australia. She is the author of In the Quiet (2015), Ache (2017) and the young adult novels P is for Pearl (2018) and How to Grow a Family Tree (2020). Her novels have been listed for awards including the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, QLD Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Indie Awards, ABIA Awards and CBCA Awards. Eliza has received residencies at Varuna, the National Writers’ House (NSW) the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre (WA), and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Ireland (courtesy of Varuna). Her short fiction, nonfiction and features have been widely published across magazines, newspapers and journals. Eliza has qualifications in psychology; alcohol and other drugs; and grief, loss and trauma counselling.
‘Brilliant, with such a good ending, it had me slapping the back cover closed with utmost satisfaction and respect. Hard recommend.’
Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rights and Devotion
‘The creativity to take complex characters, a “dark” story and to end up with a novel that shines with human connections and hope is a gift. I highly recommend this novel.’
Good Reading Magazine
‘Henry-Jones blends past and present, reality and magic into a compelling story loud with warning voices for our time.’