The Tattooist Of Auschwitz

Heather Morris in conversation with Juliet Rieden

Saturday 15 August 2020
2.30PM – 3.30PM

The Tattooist of Auschwitz has sold over three million copies worldwide and the recently published sequel, Cilka’s Story, is also a global bestseller. Both books blend fiction with fact. Heather Morris talks with Juliet Rieden about memory, history and how to respect both when writing historical fiction.

Presented by ANU and RiotACT


Heather Morris

Heather Morris is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather met an elderly gentleman whose story she thought was ‘worth telling’. The Tattooist of Auschwitz was a number one international bestseller. Its sequel, Cilka’s Story, was published October 2019.


Juliet Rieden

Juliet Rieden has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working between the UK and Australia. She is currently the editor-at-large at The Australian Women’s Weekly. Juliet is also a non-fiction author of The Writing on the Wall, The Royals in Australia and Rising Heart, which Juliet ghost wrote with Aminata Conteh-Biger, a Sierra Leonean refugee.