• Meet Meredith

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    Dr Meredith Lake

    Meredith is an historian and broadcaster, especially curious about how Australians reckon with the big questions of life in this place.


    She's hosted the ABC podcast Soul Search since 2019, but following a snap decision to leave her hometown for the central Australian desert in late 2023, you can also find her on ABC Alice Springs.


    Still an historian at heart, Meredith is still mulling over the themes of her PhD thesis - to do with religion, colonialism, and the Australian environment.


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    Meredith's latest book isThe Bible in Australia: a cultural history - which won the Australian History prize at the 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the 2019 NSW Premier's History awards. It was also named winner of the Non-Fiction award at the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the 2019 CHASS Book of the year and 2018 Australian Christian Book of the Year.


    An updated edition of The Bible in Australia is available now in print and audio. Meredith's previous book Faith in Action is available here.

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    Meredith loves talking with all kinds of people about the ideas, places and communities that matter most to them. She has appeared at writers festivals in Sydney, Adelaide, Bendigo and Brisbane, and given talks at several universities and colleges in Australia and New Zealand.


    To get in touch, please use the contact form on the home page.