Photo courtesy of Jade Maitre

Photo courtesy of Jade Maitre

Described by The Australian as a 'musical ambassador', and the Sydney Morning Herald as "one of the very best young non-fiction writers in Australia", Anna Goldsworthy is an award-winning pianist, writer and festival director. Her first book, Piano Lessons, is an Australian best-seller, has been released in the United States and Korea, adapted for the stage, and is currently in development as a film. Anna's writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Age, The Australian, and Best Australian Essays. Her new memoir Welcome to Your New Life is now available and her Quarterly Essay was released in June 2013. Anna is a founding member of Seraphim Trio, and records for the ABC Classics label.


June 6: Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business Sex, Freedom and Misogyny long-listed for 2014 John Button Prize.

March 20: Memoir Welcome to Your New Life released. 

March 8:  Memoir Welcome to your New Life rights sold to HarperCollins India.




'I have never read a better depiction of a great mentor and of how true learning takes place. Every teacher of anything should read this book. Twice.'
- Philip Levine, US Poet Laureate on Piano Lessons

'This book does what great literature should: it tries to get a grip on life – the making of it, the living-and-loving it, the leaving it. Goldsworthy's writing is so beautiful, so laser-acute and funny and moving that you feel you are living more vividly.' 
- Anna Funder, on Welcome to Your New Life