Eerie and atmospheric, Sarah Schmidt’s debut novel See What I Have Done, takes a unique look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892. Sarah’s powerful, beautifully researched novel is a haunting Gothic classic. Joined by Stephanie Bishop (The Other Side of the World), Sarah discusses the recurring American dramas of violence and retribution, and what the beguiling voices of the past can tell us about our present.

Sarah Schmidt (Australian)

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Sarah Schmidt currently works as a reading and literacy co-ordinator at a regional public library in Melbourne, after having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional writing and editing), a Master of Arts (Creative Writing), and a Graduate Diploma of Information Management. See What I Have Done is her first novel.

Photo: Nicholas Purcell 

Stephanie Bishop (Australian)

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Stephanie Bishop is the award-winning author of The Other Side of the World and The Singing. The Other Side of the World was the winner of The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2015, and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2016, the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Stephanie holds a PhD from Cambridge and is currently a lecturer in creative writing at the University of New South Wales.