Tania Blanchard writes historical fiction inspired by her family
history. She grew up listening to her grandparents’ fascinating
tales of life during World War Two and migrating to Australia.
Coming from a family with rich cultural heritage, stories have
always been in her blood. Her first novel, The Girl from Munich,
was a runaway bestseller and shortlisted for the ABIA Best New
Writer Award. Tania lives in Sydney with her husband and three
children where she can often be found in the kitchen, cooking up a
storm for her family, including her two cheeky dogs who think
they’re human too.
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‘This is emotional reading for anyone born of immigrant stock as it
explores the pain of leaving your homeland and your family to find
opportunity elsewhere … Daughter of Calabria is an
entertaining tale of fiction that will make your heart melt and
sing and shatter.’
‘Daughter of Calabria is a powerful novel about powerful women … a powerful evocation of a time, a place and a cultural vision which provided a significant boost to Australia’s population and its development as a multi-cultural destination of choice for refugees – both voluntary and choiceless.’
'Blanchard at her breathtaking best. Rich in every sight, taste and smell.'
*Australian Women’s Weekly*
‘Richly imagined, heartbreaking and utterly captivating, Daughter of Calabria is yet another outstanding piece of historical fiction from Blanchard, cementing her place at the top of this genre.’