01/14/16 12:28pm
'Shelter Island,' Lily Brett said 'has given me another life. (Credit: Charity Robey)

‘Shelter Island,’ Lily Brett said ‘has given me another life. (Credit: Charity Robey)

Lily Brett is a rock journalist, essayist, author of seven novels with an international reputation and nothing in her background to prepare for life outside a city, let alone on a rural island.

Born in a German displaced persons camp in 1946, her parents were survivors of the Holocaust. When Lily was 2 years old, her family of three  — all that remained of a once large and wealthy Polish family — emigrated to Australia. (more…)