The Hummingbird Effect

Kate Mildenhall In Conversation With Astrid Edwards

2.30 PM – 3.30 PM
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

An epic, kaleidoscopic story of four women connected across time and place by an invisible thread and their determination to shape their own stories.

It’s one of the most anticipated Aussie novels of the year. A genre-bending feast of a book that’s being compared to cult favourites like David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad. 

Be among the first readers in the country to hear about Kate Mildenhall’s new novel, The Hummingbird Effect.


KATE MILDENHALL’S debut novel, Skylarking, was longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Award, and her bestselling The Mother Fault was longlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2020 Aurealis Awards. Kate teaches creative writing and co-hosts The First Time podcast – which features conversations with Australian writers. Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children. The Hummingbird Effect is her third novel.


ASTRID EDWARDS is a bibliophile. When not reading, she is also a teacher, interviewer and occasional judge of literary prizes.