Hanging up the Stethoscope

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Hanging up the Stethoscope

September 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

South African born, Fiona Sussman, grew up in a publisher’s home with a love of books, before pursuing a career in medicine. Then came the big step—hanging up her stethoscope to become a full-time writer.

She will discuss what motivates her and the challenges of her successful career move, as well as the ways in which her works differ, and how they are alike thematically. Fiona’s 2022 novel, The Doctor’s Wife, shortlisted for the New Zealand Booklovers’ Award for Best Adult Fiction, is a favourite with Whanganui readers. In 2017 The Last Time We Spoke won the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award. But Fiona is versatile, and other works, such as Shifting Colours (published in USA as Another Woman’s Daughter) and Addressed to Greta, which won the Booklovers Award in 2021, though similarly strong in character and plot are not in the crime genre. In her session.

Fiona will take us along her path to becoming an award-winning writer.

Venue: Concert Chamber War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Admission: $15 pre-booked; $20 door sales

Booking: Royal Whanganui Opera House


September 29, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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