In conversation with Angela Meyer

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

History/War Stories



#About the event


Heather Morris

Heather Morris

Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now resident in  Australia. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by as Academy Award-winning screenwriter in the US.

In 2003, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives.  Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.


Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer’s writing has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Killings. She has previously published a book of flash fiction, Captives (Inkerman & Blunt).

She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer, in a whisky bar, and for the past few years has published a range of Australian authors for Echo Publishing, including award-winners and an international number one bestseller.

She grew up in Northern NSW and lives in Melbourne. A Superior Spectre is her debut novel.

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