HEATHER MORRIS at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Heather Morris author photo and Cilka's Journey cover image

Heather Morris, multi-million copy bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, discusses her stirring follow-up, Cilka's Journey.

New Zealand-born Heather Morris wrote her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, after meeting Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who survived the Holocaust as a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he served as a tattooist. The novel became one of last year’s biggest bestsellers, reaching No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies worldwide and becoming one of the most commercially successful Holocaust stories in recent memory. Now Morris returns with Cilka’s Journey, based on a real-life character introduced to readers of TattooistCilka’s Journey follows the story of Cilka, who became the Commandant’s concubine and was later sent to a Siberian Gulag where she was sentenced to years of hard labor. Hear what inspired Morris to return to this world, however painful, and learn how she approaches writing fiction about one of the most difficult chapters of human history.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
3515 California Street
San Francisco, CA
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ISBN: 9781250265708
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 1st, 2019