Friends of Kiama Library will welcome Suzanne Leal on April 1.
The author of The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street, Suzanne is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law and a former judge of ‘The Nib’ Waverley Library Award for Literature.
She is also a reviewer for The Australian and a regular interviewer at Sydney Writers' Festival and other literary events.
Curiosity about hidden stories and secret lives drives Suzanne's writing. It sparked her interest in the lives of her Czech landlords, Fred and Eva Perger, who inspired her first novel, Border Street, commended in the Asher Literary Award.
Curiosity, too, prompted her to explore the intrigues of the schoolyard and bring them to life in The Teacher's Secret. Suzanne grew up in Wollongong but now lives in Sydney with her husband, David, and her four children.
The 2.30pm event will be held in the Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade and followed by the usual afternoon tea. Entry for members is by donation of $5 and visitors $8.