Lisa Medved is an Australian author, who has lived in The Hague since 2008. She spent most of her early childhood in her hometown of Melbourne, along with interludes in Bandung, Indonesia and Washington DC, where her family lived for her father’s work. Exposure to diverse cultures at a young age, as well as travelling extensively before the age of ten, left a lasting impression on the budding storyteller.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts in history and fine art from the University of Melbourne, Lisa went on to work in public relations and event management. She honed her writing skills for various corporate publications, adapting her style depending on the audience. She finished an online graduate diploma in editing and publishing while living in San Francisco. By the time she relocated to The Hague with her family, she began dabbling in freelance writing and had several articles published in various magazines in the UK and the Netherlands.
Having been a voracious reader since childhood, Lisa turned her hand to fiction writing after she became an empty-nester and had more time to read, write and participate in fiction-writing courses.
The Engraver’s Secret is her first novel. It was born out of a passion for history and art, a curiosity in the life of a little-known Flemish engraver and his relationship with a world-renowned painter, and a desire to explore the secrets that can lie beneath the surface of family dynamics.
Lisa is currently working on her second novel, which is set in fin-de-siècle Vienna and post-WWI London, focusing on the art of Gustav Klimt and two women searching for where they belong in the world.