Suzanne Covich, the author of a childhood memoir, When We Remember They Call Us Liars (Fremantle Press, 2012) spent her early years in a large family in the country, leaving school unwillingly at thirteen to work in an old people’s home. After entering university in her mid-thirties as a single mother, she went on to obtain a PhD in Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. She now works as a high-school English teacher and was the first Australian to win two National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEITA). Suzanne continues to write memoir, poetry and short fiction, and her work has been published in major Australian journals and performed on ABC Radio National. She is a public speaker and child rights activist, deeply concerned about violence against children, especially in Australia and, in 2002, initiated and edited an anthology of student art, photography and writing: A Circle in a Room Full of Squares.
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