Author Talk: Heather Morris

Thursday 22 August, 2024
Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

$25 + booking fee

11:00am – 12:00pm

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Meet the International Bestselling Author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz!

Join us for a captivating author talk with the celebrated author behind the Tattooist Trilogy and Sisters under the Rising Sun. Delve into these gripping narratives of courage and survival during this enriching daytime event. Engage directly with the author, ask questions, and gain insights into the inspiration behind these powerful stories.

Schedule

10:30am Doors  

11:00am – 12:00pm Conversation and Audience Q&A

From 12:00pm Book signings

Afterwards, we encourage you to stick around and grab a tasty meal from the Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club kitchen!

Author Talk: Heather MorrisThursday 22 August,
11:00am – 12:00pm
Doors 10:30am
Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
10 Vine St, Avoca Beach
$25 + booking fee

Speaker

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Heather Morris

Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, 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. Lale’s story formed the basis for The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the follow-up novel, Cilka’s Journey. In 2021 she published the phenomenal conclusion to the Tattooist trilogy, Three Sisters, after being asked to tell the story of three Holocaust survivors who knew Lale from their time in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Together, the three novels have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Her exceptional new novel, Sisters under the Rising Sun, was published in 2023 bringing another heart-wrenching true story to life with experiences of women in Japanese POW camps, and how they found bravery in sisterhood and hope to survive in music.

Moderator

Benny Agius

Benny Agius

Benny Agius has been in the book business for over 40 years. She has worked on many bestsellers including The Tattooist of Auschwitz and  The Happiness Trap, and has worked with many international publishers taking Australian authors to a wider audience. She is also co-founder of the Words on the Waves Writers Festival and proudly calls the Central Coast home.  

Venue

Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

The Avoca Beach Surf Lifesaving Club is situated at the southern end of Avoca Beach. We are a family oriented club with a proud tradition in surf sports, lifesaving and community service.