Book launch: Inkflower

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Suzy will appear in conversation with the Melbourne Holocaust Museum’s Manager of Adult Education Dr Simon Holloway. Learn what inspired Suzy to revisit her father’s Holocaust story for a new generation of readers and find out why she continues to seek stories that break her readers’ hearts.

Among Suzy’s many books for adults and children are The Wrong Boy, shortlisted for the Childrens’ Book Council Of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the WAYRBA, USBBY and the Young Australian Best Book Awards (Yabba) awards and ‘Alexander Altmann A10567’, a CBCA Notable book. Suzy’s books have been published in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Sweden, Italy, Romania and the Netherlands.

Suzy’s latest novel for young adults, Inkflower, is a gripping exploration of identity and the custodianship of memory from the perspective of a teenage girl who, in her father’s last months, is forced to reckon with his dark past and expose her own secrets. No one at school knows that she is Jewish or that her father is sick. But that’s all about to change, and so is she.

“An inspiring Holocaust story of love, loss and hope. ” – Jayne Josem, CEO, Melbourne Holocaust Museum

“A remarkable and compelling book that beautifully explores the human experience of survival against all odds.” – Sue Hampel OAM, co-president, Melbourne Holocaust