In conversation with Susan Wyndham

The Choke

Sofie Laguna

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Contemporary Storytelling / Home/Family/Childhood



#About the event


Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she moved to Melbourne to train as an actor. She worked for many years as an actor before she began to write – both for children and adults.

Sofie’s second novel for adults, The Eye of the Sheep – shortlisted for the Stella Prize – won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award. It has been optioned for both film and theatre. Her first novel for adults, One Foot Wrong, published throughout Europe, the US and the UK, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Screen rights have been optioned and Sofie has completed the screenplay.

Sofie’s many books for young people have been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe and Asia. She has been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award, and her books have been named Honour Books and Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Sofie has just released her third novel for adults, ‘The Choke’, to wide acclaim.


Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham is a journalist and writer. She is a former literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. Her books include Life in His Hands: the true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist, and My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent.

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