Nicole Kelly in conversation at Port Fairy Literary Festival

Nicole Kelly at Blarney Books & Art
Nicole Kelly, guest speaker at the Port Fairy Literary Weekend, hosted by Blarney Books & Art.

Nicole Kelly’s fascination with another Kelly, led to the creation of Lament, a historical reimagining of the life of the infamous bushranger.

Ms Kelly, who is not related to Ned Kelly, reveals insights into how she came to write an alternate story for the immortalised Kelly in conversation with Jock Serong, at the Port Fairy Literary Weekend event.

Lament is a historical tale of Australia’s most notorious outlaws–with a twist. Nicole Kelly breathes life back into Ned Kelly and expertly explores the hopes and ideals of a young man on the wrong side of the law, and the life he might have lived if he had escaped his past.

Nicole was a guest speaker at the Port Fairy Literary Weekend Event 6, along with author Michelle Scott Tucker.

The event was recorded at Blarney Books & Art in July 2021.

You can watch this insightful interview with Nicole Kelly here.

Purchase Lament through Hawkeye Books, at all good bookstores and through your local library.

Learn more about Nicole Kelly on her author page.

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