When journalist Lucy Clark’s daughter graduated from school as a ‘failure’, Lucy started asking hard questions about the way we measure success. Her book Beautiful Failures explores–through personal and journalistic investigation – the pressure that is placed on kids today: where it comes from, what we can do to reduce it, and how to fix a broken education system that fails too many kids. She talks to Suzanne Leal.

Presented with the State Library of NSW.

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

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Suzanne Leal is the author of The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular interviewer at literary events and festivals, Suzanne is the senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a board member of BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, she is also a book reviewer for The Australian. Her new novel will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2020.