HEATHER MORRIS is a native of New Zealand, now resident 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 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.
Praise for Cilka's Journey: In the stirring follow-up to
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Morris tells the story of a
woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away
again. Morris's propulsive tale shows the goodness that can be
found even inside the gulag.--Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Tattooist of Auschwitz: "Based on a true story, the wrenching yet riveting tale of Lale's determination to survive the camp with Gita is a moving testament to the power of kindness, ingenuity, and hope." --People "The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of hope and survival against incredible odds and the power of love." --PopSugar "The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document..I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they'd read a hundred Holocaust stories or none." --Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project