Hello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life

October 31, 2020
Hello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life

A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-lovedplaywrights.Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife,romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetimegiving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stageand television.In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. Thiscollection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the greatwarmth and humour that has made Hannie one of the best-knownplaywrights in the country. From a childhood in Brighton to aurinary tract infection in Spain, from a body buried under thehouse to a play on a tram, Hello, Beautiful! captures alife behind the scenes - a life of tender moments, hilariousencounters and, inevitably, drama.Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter.Her works - including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritanceand Life After George - have been performed aroundAustralia and internationally.She has been awarded two Australian Writers' Guild Awards, fourHelpmann Awards, two NSW Premier's Literary Awards and a VictorianPremier's Literary Award. Her play Life After George wasthe first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin LiteraryAward.Hannie lives in Melbourne.