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Elisabeth Storrs

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Elisabeth Storrs has long held an interest in the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She is an Australian author and graduated from the University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. She lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and governance consultant. She is the founder of the Historical Novel Society Australasia, and a former director of Writing NSW. The HNSA conducts the $30,000 ARA Historical Novel Prize, the richest genre prize in Australia and New Zealand.

Elisabeth considers herself a ‘hybrid’ author who was traditionally published The Wedding Shroud in Australia, then gained a readership in the wider historical fiction community through se

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