Be the first to hear from some of the just-announced winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, including Kim Scott, Bram Presser and Roanna Gonsalves in conversation with senior judge Suzanne Leal. They’ll discuss the impact that awards can have on a writer’s career, and what it feels like to follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as Michelle de Kretser, David Malouf and Helen Garner. Selected from 600 nominees, this year’s winners reflect the best in new Australian literature across a variety of genres.

Presented with the State Library of NSW

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

Suzanne Leal

Suzanne Leal is the author of The Deceptions, The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular presenter at literary events and festivals, she was the senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards from 2017 to 2019 and is a Board Director of Sydney Crime Writers Festival. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, Suzanne is a senior member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former member of the Refugee Review Tribunal.