Author(s): Kate Grenville; Andrew Bovell (Adapted by)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2006 COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE IMPAC DUBLIN PRIZELondon, 1806. William Thornhill, happily wedded to his childhood sweetheart Sal, is a waterman on the River Thames. Life is tough but bearable until William makes a mistake, a bad mistake for which he and his family are made to pay dearly.His sentence: to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. Soon Thornhill, a man no better or worse than most, has to make the most difficult decision of his life.
ANDREW BOVELL has written extensively for theatre, film, radio and television. His award-winning stage plays have been produced world-wide and include Holy Day, Speaking in Tongues, After Dinner, Ship of Fools, Like Whiskey on the Breath of a Drunk You Love, and When the Rain Stops Falling. His screenplays include Edge of Darkness, The Book of Revelation, Head On, The Fisherman’s Wake, and the multi-award winning Lantana.