Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope.
In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self- scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her.
Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Stories of Hope: Finding Inspiration In Everyday lives
Published by Manilla Press 17th September 2020 Hardback, eBook and audio £14.99
Stories of Hope contains brand new information about Heather’s friendship with Lale, the real-life tattooist, new stories about his time in Auschwitz, her research into Cilka’s life and an exclusive look at her 2021 fiction project.
In Stories of Hope, Heather Morris will explore the art of listening – a skill she employed when she met Lale Sokolov, the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It was her ability to listen that led him to entrust her with his story. Stories of Hope will examine Heather’s extraordinary journey, in the form of a series of beautifully rendered tales of the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.