More Success for Kylie

Oct 8 2012 3:37 PM

Kylie Fitzpatrick publishes her third novel this week.

The Silver Thread tells the story of a young woman on board a prison ship bound for Australia.

Kylie Fitzpatrick

The novel was inspired by the Rajah Quilt, a patchwork quilt created by women prisoners to pass the time as their ship headed to Australia in 1841.

Kylie tutors on the Creative Writing degree course and is studying for a PhD.