Beginnings

Beginnings

The opening chapter of a novel is the element that is rewritten, amended and tweaked more than any other part of a story. Ask any writer how many versions of an opening chapter they have written, and the answer will be dozens, if not more. Deciding on exactly where...
Newspaper Article: Het Nieuwsblad, Friday 11 March 2022

Newspaper Article: Het Nieuwsblad, Friday 11 March 2022

Australian writer finds inspiration in Antwerp painter. Rubens’ Life As A Thriller. A crime novel set in 17th-century Antwerp and the debut of an Australian living in The Hague? That’s The Engraver by Lisa Medved. The pivot in the story is the greatest...
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...

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