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Internationally acclaimed author, Heather Morris, to headline Author Series event in Salisbury

The widely celebrated author behind the internationally bestselling Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy is set to captivate the audience at a very special event on Saturday 25 May, from 11am to 1pm, at the Salisbury Community Hub.

Following the success of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka’s Journey, and Three Sisters, Heather Morris will join us to discuss her latest tale of resilience and friendship in dark times and dangerous places.

Chronicling the bravery and resilience of Australian army nurses during the chaos of World War II, Sisters under the Rising Sun follows the story of Nesta, Vivian, and Norah, as they navigate a struggle for survival – among other things.

Adding to her accolades, Heather Morris' Tattooist of Auschwitz was adapted into a highly anticipated television series, which premiered on the Stan streaming platform on 2 May.

The community is invited to join us for an unforgettable session of literary discussion and engagement. Following the event, attendees are welcome to partake in a complimentary afternoon tea, providing an opportunity to mingle with the author, have books signed, and delve deeper into Morris's remarkable body of work.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM has shared her enthusiasm for the visit from the celebrated author, saying,

I am delighted to welcome Heather Morris to our vibrant community. Her remarkable storytelling always leaves me in awe, and her unwavering commitment to honouring the resilience of the human spirit is truly inspirational.

She has plenty of fans in the City of Salisbury, and we can’t wait to host her at the Salisbury Community Hub.

Heather Morris is also looking forward to meeting our local readers, and extends a heartfelt message to the community.

I am delighted to be coming to the City of Salisbury and following in the footsteps of so many wonderful authors. To be given the opportunity to share this important story of the imprisonment of Australian nurses during WW2 is a huge honour.

I am in my happy place when with readers, listening to them share their thoughts on my novels, and indeed their own stories. I so look forward to being with you.

Since beginning in 2023, the City of Salisbury’s author events have gained popularity, attracted renowned authors, created a strong sense of community, fostered friendships, and connected isolated community members. Notable authors such as Peter Goers and Fleur McDonald have chosen Salisbury as a premier destination for book launches, and Council is committed to providing accessible and captivating experiences for book lovers of all ages.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to engage with Heather Morris and discover her latest masterpiece.

To register for the event, click here.