Suzanne McCourt's debut novel, The Lost Child, was published by Text in 2014 and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her novella The Last Taboo shared first prize in the Griffith Review Novella Project in 2016. Suzanne lives in Melbourne.
'A breathtaking family saga, set in the darkest of times, about the struggle to love and the courage to go on.' * Tim Costello AO * 'A moving story of how one family survives a horrendous period in history, and of the secrets they carry with them into the future.' * Joan London, author of The Golden Age * 'Gripping and at times heart-wrenching...will keep you turning the pages.' * Big Book Club * 'A remarkable ability to discover within the most concrete details a rich and raw emotion...a novel that is at once familiar and entirely fresh.' * Weekend Australian on The Lost Child * 'A haunting tale of family life, identity and coming-of-age from an author who writes with a vivid sense of time and place.' * Launceston Examiner on The Lost Child * 'A beautifully written novel about betrayal and forgiveness (especially of ourselves), about suffering and survival, about the baggage we take with us, and what we leave behind.' * Cynthia Banham, author of A Certain Light * 'Fresh with the cadences of everyday life and history, The Tulip Tree is a tender and moving exploration of one family's fault lines and its enduring connections across time.' * Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos * 'A tale of love, loss, and resilience. Told with compassion and wisdom, The Tulip Tree reminds us how, even after the most crushing defeat, hope can survive and renewal is possible.' * Eva Stachniak, author of The Chosen Maiden *