Be the first to hear from some of the just-announced winners of the 2019 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, including Billy Griffiths (Deep Time Dreaming), Judith Bishop (Interval), Michael Mohammed Ahmad (The Lebs) and Michelle de Kretser (The Life to Come). Selected from more than 600 nominees, this year’s winners reflect the best in new Australian literature across a variety of genres. They will discuss the effect of winning on a writer’s career with Senior Judge Suzanne Leal.

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

Suzanne Leal

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.