Fiona Sussman

Fresh blood on the ferns: new voices dominate Ngaio Marsh Awards

The usual suspects took a back seat as first-time crime writers Fiona Sussman, Finn Bell, and Michael Bennett swept the spoils at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards in Christchurch on Saturday night.

The talented trio made history on several fronts at a special WORD Christchurch event hosted in Dame Ngaio’s hometown by Scorpio Books as part of nationwide NZ Bookshop Day celebrations.

Review - The Last Time We Spoke, Fiona Sussman

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Last Time We Spoke
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780749020
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allison & Busby
Year of Publication: 
2016

The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday.

#amreading The Last Time We Spoke, Fiona Sussman

Author Name: 

The second novel out of New Zealand I've been able to read that explores the after-affects of crime. Let's hope this is not just a glitch in the continuum as both of these novels now have been thought-provoking and challenging.

From the Blurb:

The Last Time We Spoke

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One mild summer evening in rural Auckland the life of a middle-aged farmer's wife and that of an illiterate Maori youth brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. This is a dark tale which navigates the underbelly of urban New Zealand. It is also a story of hope and human possibility.

ISBN: 
9780749020
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allison & Busby
Year of Publication: 
2016

Fiona Sussman

Author Information
Sussman, Fiona

Born in South Africa, now living in New Zealand, Fiona is a former GP who hung up her stethoscope ten years ago to pursue another longheld dream – to write. She has written a number of highly acclaimed short stories, and her debut novel novel, "Shifting Colours", was published in the UK in 2014 and in the USA in Oct 2015 under the title, "Another Woman's Daughter". Her second novel, " The Last Time We Spoke" was released in May 2016.

When not juggling family life, or helping manage the charitable surgical service she and her husband established, she writes and loves it.