The latest offering from award-winning author Steven Amsterdam, The Easy Way Out, has been called ‘movingly rendered and blackly funny’ (The Guardian) and ‘a perfect storm of a novel’ (The Sydney Morning Herald). It’s the story of Evan, a nurse and ‘suicide assistant’, who ‘hands out the last drink to those who ask for it’. Steven challenges readers with the taboo dilemma: Would you help someone end their life? Steven, a writer and palliative care nurse, discusses his work with Margot Saville.
Steven Amsterdam (Australian)
Steven Amsterdam is the author of Things We Didn't See Coming (which won The Age Book of the Year) as well as What the Family Needed. His most recent book is The Easy Way Out. His short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in publications including The Guardian, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin, and Salon. He is also a palliative care nurse.
Margot Saville (Australian)
Freelance writer and editor (and Twitter addict), Margot Saville graduated in arts/law from the University of Sydney and practised as a lawyer for a year before entering journalism. Since then she has worked for The Australian, the ABC, the Nine Network and The Sydney Morning Herald, writing about business and politics. In 2007, Margot wrote The Battle for Bennelong, about about Maxine McKew's political coup.