'We have this idea we can live anywhere, that we make a choice, but it's not true. There are places that are for you and places that aren't. You can tell which is which if you're prepared to listen.' Tensions have been slowly building in the old farming district of Winderran whose rich landscape has attracted urban tree-changers, wealthy developers and global mining interests. Traditional loyalties and values are challenged further with the announcement of a controversial dam project. Local medics Eugenie and Nick, and political candidate Guy, find themselves forced to choose sides as the community splinters. The personal and the political soon become intertwined in ways that will change their fates, and the future of the town. In Hinterland, Steven Lang has created a gripping novel that captures contemporary Australia in all of its natural beauty and conflicting ambitions.
Steven Lang is the author of two novels, An Accidental Terrorist, which won Premiers' Literary Awards in two states, and 88 Lines about 44 Women, which was shortlisted for both the NSW and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for Fiction. He co-directs Outspoken, an extended writers' festival which takes the form of occasional conversations with major Australian and international writers. Steven lives in Maleny in south-east Queensland. http-//stevenlang.com.au/