Newspaper Article: Gazet van Antwerpen, Thursday 24 February 2022

Newspaper Article: Gazet van Antwerpen, Thursday 24 February 2022

Australian writer Lisa Medved chooses Antwerp as the setting for her first novel. Feud between Lucas Vorsterman and Rubens is food for thriller. Who was Lucas Vorsterman, and why was he arguing with Rubens? Australian literary debutante Lisa Medved sheds light on it...
When Fact Becomes Fiction

When Fact Becomes Fiction

I was recently interviewed by a journalist about the release of my historical thriller The Engraver. The Dutch edition of De Graveur spins the tale of famous Baroque painter Rubens, his chief engraver Lucas Vorsterman and a stolen treasure. When the journalist asked...
The ENGRAVER – De GRAVEUR

The ENGRAVER – De GRAVEUR

I am delighted to announce The Engraver will be published in Dutch by Antwerp-based publisher Horizon Publishing on 21 February 2022. Titled De Graveur, the book was translated into Dutch by Petra Van Caneghem. The cover features a striking image of Baroque artist...
The ENGRAVER – De GRAVEUR

The ENGRAVER in Dutch

While I was writing The Engraver, I imagined most of the characters spoke Dutch to one another. The seventeenth-century protagonist Antonia chattered in Dutch to the family maid as they walked to Grotemarkt in the centre of Antwerp. The modern-day protagonist...
Dual Narratives

Dual Narratives

Dual narratives have always fascinated me: transitioning from one character or time period to another, an intriguing juxtaposition of language, idiom, objects and customs that describes two distinct stories and weaves them together to make a whole. My fascination goes...

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