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The Reader's Couch Podcast

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding is an actress, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The Reader's Couch podcast - Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding

Join this conversation with Lisa Harding, author of the powerful novel Cloud Girls, which shines a spotlight on the horrifying reality of sex trafficking.  Her journey started with the Stop Sex Trafficking campaign, ultimately leading to the reworking of her original book, Harvesting, into the gripping and thought-provoking Cloud Girls.

Throughout our conversation, Lisa emphasizes the importance of empathy and the glimpse of hope found in this compelling story about two young girls who form a friendship amidst extraordinary circumstances.  Not only do we discuss Cloud Girls, but we also dive into Lisa’s first novel, Bright Burning Things, and her unique path into writing.  She also shares her experiences teaching writing to retirees and community groups, reminding us that it’s never too late to put pen to paper.  Additionally, we explore the themes of addiction and intergenerational trauma found in Bright Burning Things.  So don’t miss this insightful conversation with Lisa Harding about her novels, empathy, and raising awareness about the all-too-real world of human trafficking.

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding on Amazon or Bookshop.

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding on Amazon or Bookshop.

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author Lisa Harding

ABOUT LISA HARDING

Lisa Harding is an actress, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.  She received an MPhil in creative writing from Trinity College Dublin in 2014.  Her short stories have been published in the Dublin Review, the Bath Short Story Anthology, HeadStuff, and Winter Papers.  Her first novel, Harvesting, won the 2018 Kate O’Brien Award and was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Dublin.

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding on Amazon or Bookshop.

Cloud Girls by Lisa Harding

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