Meet the author

Lisa Medved

Lisa Medved is the author of The Engraver, a novel with a dual timeline set in modern-day and seventeenth-century Antwerp. Seven years in the making, The Engraver is a story about family secrets and father-daughter relationships, the consequences of betrayal and prejudice, and the difficulties of learning to trust and forgive. She is currently working on her second novel, which begins in London 1932, about a woman searching for her place to belong in the world. Before writing fiction, Lisa wrote for magazines and corporate publications.


A Journey begins…

Fiction writers create new worlds and breathe life into characters and creatures, limited only by their imaginations. Inspiration comes from dark corners of everyday life to magnificent vistas of the natural world, from commonplace objects that bring comfort to masterpieces that lift our souls.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.’
Henry David Thoreau


Thoughts on writing, reading and life…

Narrative Distance

Narrative Distance

The first time I learned about narrative distance – also called psychic distance – I was...

The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Thirty minutes from suburban Melbourne, as the road winds its way through native forest, we enter...

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