Podcast: Susan Hurley on the pharmaceutical trial that inspired her novel, Eight Lives

Podcast: Susan Hurley on the pharmaceutical trial that inspired her novel, Eight Lives

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Susan Hurley joins Cheryl Akle on this week’s podcast to talk about her novel, Eight Lives, and about Susan’s career in medical research, the trial that inspired her novel, and her move from the pharmaceutical industry to writing.

Podcast guest: Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley has worked in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty years. Her research has been published in high profile medical journals like the Lancet and her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, The Australian, The Big Issue, Mascara Literary Review and literary journals, magazines and newspapers. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award and Eight Lives, her first novel, was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Caledonia Novel Award. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and labradoodle

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                    Publisher details

                    Eight Lives
                    Author
                    Susan Hurley
                    Released
                    26 March, 2019

                    Synopsis

                    Former refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of David's friends, family and business associates, who all played a role in his downfall.A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page.
                    Susan Hurley
                    About the author

                    Susan Hurley

                    Susan Hurley has worked in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty years. Her research has been published in high profile medical journals like the Lancet and her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, The Australian, The Big Issue, Mascara Literary Review and literary journals, magazines and newspapers. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award and Eight Lives, her first novel, was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Caledonia Novel Award. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and labradoodle.

                    Books by Susan Hurley

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