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26. #womenwriters #readwomen Lisa Lazarus recommends…

‘I’m currently reading The Fetch by Finuala Dowling. Sharply-observed but affectionate towards its characters, the novel reminds me why reading can be so much more pleasurable than endless internet surfing.

I’m also a fan of memoir, honestly told. Here I’d recommend Rachel Cusk’s intelligent, insightful and terribly funny A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother. It proved to me that the thoughts of others can sometimes save one in times of crisis.’


Greg LazarusLisa writes books with philosopher and husband Greg Fried. Their latest novel Paradise was published by Kwela (2014). She has written one other novel with Greg When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes (Kwela, 2012) and a memoir: The Book of Jacob: A Journey into Parenthood (Oshun, 2009).

Follow Lisa on Twitter:@surazal39

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Lisa trained as a psychologist but now works as a writer and teacher. She has written for publications including Men’s Health, Femina, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Cape Town’s Child, Psychologies, and Mail & Guardian. She also tutors Magazine Journalism, Feature Writing and Memoir Writing for SA Writers’ College.

More about Lisa can be found on her blog:


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