2016 Peter Blazey Fellow Julia Leigh launches new book

Writer Julia Leigh will be launching her new book Avalanche, A Love Story at the Sydney Writers Festival on 21 May.

Avalanche: A Love StoryLast year over 34,000 women sought fertility treatment in Australia, but rarely do we hear unvarnished tales of the emotional, financial and physical toll the journey can take on the body and spirit. Novelist Julia Leigh first visited an IVF clinic at the age of 38. So began a long journey of invasive medical procedures and the relentless cycle of hope and disappointment.

Julia sits down with Annabel Crabb to discuss the challenge of writing about our deepest desires in her courageous new memoir Avalanche, a revelatory look inside the world of IVF.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Sydney Writers Festival website