Victoria - Literary Map

Alphabetical Index to Victorian Towns and Places

NOTE: Only towns and places that have literary records will show in the index.

Victoria is a state of rich and diverse literary culture.
View the places where some of our greatest writing was created or set, and learn about our writers and their origins.

Hotel Sorrento

Hannie Rayson


Hannie Rayson's first major success, Hotel Sorrento, is a story about the reunion of three sisters in the Victorian seaside town of their childhood, Sorrento. Hotel Sorrento has been performed numerous times and has also been produced in Germany, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and France. It has won several major prizes including the Australian Writers' Guild Award. Hotel Sorrento was made into a feature film in 1995 and then nominated for ten AFI Awards.


Hannie Rayson, Hotel Sorrento, Strawberry Hills, NSW, Currency Press, 1992


Born in Melbourne in 1957, Hannie Rayson is recognised as one of Australia's most significant playwrights. She was the joint recipient of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award in 1996 and has won both the Victorian and NSW Premiers' Literary Awards.


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