Born in South Africa and living in New Zealand, former family doctor, Fiona Sussman, hung up her stethoscope in 2003 to pursue another long-held dream, to write.
Now the author of four novels and multiple short stories, Fiona’s writing has garnered a number of awards, including the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction, the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, and the Sunday Star Times Short Story Award. Her short story, A Breath, A Bunk, A Land, A Sky, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize from over five thousand entries.
In addition to writing, Fiona is involved in mentoring other writers, and teaching creative writing.
Alongside her surgeon husband, she also helped establish a charitable surgical service in Auckland for those who fall between the cracks in the public health system.
You can read more about Fiona on her website: www.fionasussman.co.nz