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‘Tattooist of Auschwitz’ author enthrals audience

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Heather Morris, the author of the bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, was hosted by the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) Johannesburg on 23 May at the newly opened Capital Fitzgerald Hotel and Suites in Melrose.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Jun 06, 2019

In conversation with renowned local talk-show host and book maven Jenny Crwys-Williams, Morris told the story of how she was first introduced to the book’s protagonist, Lale Sokolov, who took her on a journey she had never imagined.

She started writing Sokolov’s story as a screenplay, but after various hurdles, decided that she would self-publish it as a book, which is when she caught the attention of one of Australia’s largest publishers.

The audience came away with a sense of knowing that history is in safe hands because of gifted authors like Morris who ensure that these vital stories are not lost.

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