Dr Susan Hurley

Dr Susan Hurley


Susan Hurley turned her hand to writing fiction after working in medical research and the pharmaceutical industry for more than thirty years. Her research has been published in high-profile medical journals like The Lancet and her writing has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, The Australian, The Big Issue, Mascara Literary Review and Great Walks.

She was shortlisted for the 2017 Peter Carey Short Story Award. Eight Lives, her first novel, is set in the high-stakes biotechnology world. With its origins in a real-life drug trial that ended in tragedy, Eight Lives has been described as ‘a clever, sobering book’ (The Age) and ‘an intricate thriller’ (Australian Book Review). It was shortlisted for the 2018 UK Caledonia Novel Award for an unpublished manuscript.

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Twitter & Instagram: @susanfayhurley