Since January 2018 when The Tattooist of Auschwitz was released in the United Kingdom and Australia, Heather Morris has been travelling and speaking to groups, at events, and at corporate functions. She has spoken at more than one hundred events to various audiences, from twenty elderly people in a nursing home, three hundred at the Holocaust Center in New York, to a thousand eager attendees at the Perth Writers’ Festival, and has enjoyed every occasion.
When telling stories based on true events, fictionalizing, creating, and weaving the facts with fiction is a powerful tool for keeping stories alive. The Tattooist of Auschwitz has given hope to many readers at a time it was needed, and Heather continues to give this hope through her 2019 release, Cilka’s Journey. From The Tattooist of Auschwitz to Cilka’s Journey, Heather touches on the importance of finding and telling difficult stories and the rewards that can follow.
Speaking on topics dear to her heart enables her to adapt to the audience in front of her. At schools, she engages the students in an informal chat, inviting them to interrupt her instead of waiting until question time if they want further clarification of something she’s said. Heather asks the audience how many of them have read her books and based on the number who haven’t, she will judge how much of the story to talk about, or switch to talking about how she got the story and who were Cilka and Lale (the tattooist).Download Bio
Cilka's JourneyA Novel
St. Martin's Press
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience.
The Tattooist of AuschwitzA Novel
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
Cilka’s Journey The story of a young girl who survived nearly three years in Auschwitz only to be accused of sleeping with the enemy and to be imprisoned for a further ten years in a Siberian Gulag.
If We Just Listen Based on her life experiences of listening to people with powerful stories.
Hope is the Last Thing to Die Hope can be found; hope can find us. Without knowing it, like love, hope is all around us. How The Tattooist of Auschwitz has given hope to many readers at a time it was needed.
Where to Find Stories The importance of finding and telling difficult stories and the rewards that can follow.
Writing Fictionalized Stories of Real Events/People How, when telling stories based on true events, fictionalizing, creating and weaving the facts with fiction is a powerful tool for making the reader turn the page.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz hits million copy milestone, shared by The Bookseller.
Read her interview with Mail Online — her first UK feature.
Check out Publisher’s Weekly review of Cilka’s Journey.
SBS Australia talked to Heather about The Tattooist of Auschwitz.