Global bestselling author to visit Southside Library

Published on 17 November 2021

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Rockhampton Regional Council is thrilled to welcome bestselling author Heather Morris to the Southside Library Saturday 27 November.

Communities and Heritage Councillor Drew Wickerson said securing the visit is a big win for local fans of Morris’s work.

“This is a real drawcard for us and we are so excited to host Heather for our first Author Talk since pre COVID,” Cr Wickerson said.

“These events have always been a popular and it is wonderful to see them return with such a big name.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, sold eight million copies worldwide and Three Sisters, her third novel, is the final piece in the phenomenon that is the Tattooist of Auschwitz series.

“Enjoy a cuppa, chat to other keen readers and purchase copies of Heather’s books from the pop-up QBD Rockhampton store at the library - and don’t forget to have them signed by the author!”

All are welcome to this free event, but bookings are required to ensure COVID occupancy limits are not exceeded.  Contact the Libraries Administration office on 4936 8043 to book your seat.

Heather’s visit to Rockhampton has been kindly sponsored by Echo Publishing.

Additional information:

Heather Morris is a New Zealand native who now resides 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 an 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 Ludwig ‘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.