Our next Better Reading Book Club Live on July 27 at 8pm AEST will discuss Out of the Ice, the second novel from Australian writer and filmmaker Ann Turner, and we have two great booklovers joining us on the couch – Suzanne Leal and Nicole Abadee!
Suzanne Leal began her career as a criminal lawyer and has since held appointments to several tribunals, including the Refugee Review Tribunal. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is an experienced interviewer at literary functions and events. She has been a judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and for ‘The Nib’ Waverley Library Award for Literature. Her first novel, Border Street, was commended in the Asher Literary Award. The Teacher’s Secret is her second novel.
Nicole Abadee is an ex-barrister who moved into the book industry to follow her passion some years ago. She worked first as an editor at Penguin Random House, and is now the books writer for The Australian Financial Review Magazine. Nicole also runs her own business as a literary consultant, helping authors to polish their manuscripts and get published.