Former family doctor, Fiona Sussman hung up her stethoscope in 2003
to pursue another long-held dream, to write. Published
internationally, she is the author of four novels and numerous
short stories. Her novel The Last Time We Spoke won the Ngaio
Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel in 2017 and was shortlisted for
the NZ Heritage Prize in 2016. An early draft won the Kobo/NZ
Society of Authors Publishing Prize. Her novel Addressed to Greta
launched Bateman Books’ fiction list and went on to win the
NZ Booklovers Award for Best Adult Fiction in 2021.
Fiona’s short stories have also received critical acclaim, including ‘Mad Men’, which won the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award in 2018, and ‘A Breath, A Bunk, A Land, A Sky’, which was shortlisted from over five thousand entries for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2020.
‘A superior psychological thriller . . . I loved it!’ LIZ NUGENT; ‘A masterful anatomy of a friendship shattered by illness and violent death. First rate suspense from Fiona Sussman.’ LIAM McILVANNEY; ‘A cleverly structured, meticulously researched novel.’ PADDY RICHARDSON