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Natasha Lester, Presenter

Natasha Lester is the award-winning author of three novels. Her latest is A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, set in the Jazz Age in New York, was released by Hachette Australia after a bidding war between publishers. Her fourth novel is scheduled to be released in 2017. Her previous novels are If I Should Lose You (2012) and What is Left Over, After (2010).

Natasha has been described by The Age newspaper as a “remarkable Australian talent” and was awarded an Emerging Writers’ Fellowship by the Australia Council for her second book, as well as a Publisher Fellowship at Varuna, The Writers House. She was also the recipient of the TAG Hungerford Award for Fiction.

She has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council, and a writing residency from Varuna, The Writers House. Her work has also appeared in The Review of Australian Fiction and Overland, and the anthologies Australian Love Stories, The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Purple Prose. In her spare time, she loves to teach and is a sought-after public speaker. She’s often seen drinking tea, doing headstands at yoga, or playing dress-ups with her three children.

Visit Natasha’s website: natashalester.com.au

Twitter: @natasha_lester
Facebook: facebook.com/NatashaLesterAuthor

Natasha's books include:

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Testimonials about this presenter

  • “Very inspiring! Natasha was engaging and very knowledgeable.”

    - Sanyu Mugambwa

    “I enjoyed the workshopping, telling the stories and getting feedback. I liked Natasha’s approach to the subject matter, it wasn’t in your face and she didn’t say ‘these are the rules, always use them to the letter’. It was relaxed and friendly.”

    - Sarah Micalizzi