What started out as a book club morphed into a collaborative writing effort that has produced two successful novels. Under the collective pseudonym ‘Alice Campion’, friends Jane Richards, Denise Tart, Jane St Vincent Welch and Jenny Crocker have crafted two compelling tales of family secrets, The Painted Sky (co-authored with Maddy Oliver) and The Shifting Light. While writers frequently collaborate on projects for television and the cinema, the group novel is rare. Hear these writers reflect on their unique writing process, with Suzanne Leal.

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

Suzanne Leal

Suzanne Leal is the author of novels The Deceptions, The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular presenter at literary events and chair of the fiction and poetry panel for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, she is a board member of BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival and former senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Suzanne is the host of Thursday Book Club, a relaxed, friendly book club connecting readers online.