Heather Morris. Photo by Ying Ang for The New York Times


Praise for Three Sisters

“Heather Morris has fast built her credentials as a ‘warrior for remembrance’, retelling these tales of hope and survival … an exultant celebration of family love and the irrepressible will to survive. Three Sisters is a heartbreaking yet uplifting and triumphant tale.”

Scott Whitmont, Booktopia


Praise for The Tattooist of Auschwitz

“The kind of book you lose sleep over, and not just because you can’t put it down … They will be reading this book in 100 years’ time. In fact, it may still be on the bestsellers list.”

SIR JEFFREY ARCHER


“A sincere … moving attempt to speak the unspeakable.

THE SUNDAY TIMES


Odyssean story of humanity and survival.

JEWISH CHRONICLE


“A remarkable story of survival and how love triumphed in that lawless hell. A phenomenon.”

THE TIMES


“A powerful evocation … of how true love can transcend even the most hellishly inhuman environments.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


“An immensely satisfying book.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES


“A remarkable achievement.”

TABLET MAGAZINE


“Based on a true story, the wrenching yet riveting tale of Lale’s determination to survive the camp with Gita is a moving testament to the power of kindness, ingenuity, and hope.”

PEOPLE MAGAZINE


“Although one might suspect that there’s far more to his past than is revealed here, much of Lale’s story’s complexity makes it onto the page. And even though it’s clear that Lale will survive, Morris imbues the novel with remarkable suspense.”

BOOKLIST


“A touching and redemptive tale of love and selflessness.”

TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT


“Brilliant and heartbreaking.”

LOUISE MINCHIN, BBC BREAKFAST


“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of hope and survival against incredible odds and the power of love.”

POP SUGAR


“… this is a powerful, gut-wrenching tale that is hard to shake off.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS


“Like the Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel’s Night, Morris’ work takes us inside the day-to-day workings of the most notorious German death camp. Over the course of three years, Morris interviewed Lale, teasing out his memories and weaving them into her heart-rending narrative of a Jew whose unlikely forced occupation as a tattooist put him in a position to act with kindness and humanity in a place where both were nearly extinct.”

BOOK PAGE


“An extraordinary story of a single and singular life and its great love.  Heather Morris carefully recreates one man’s journey through of the world’s worst times and places, as moments of sheer will, ferocious tenacity – even luck and serendipity – transform a miracle from the preserve of hope and daydream into a long and cherished life. Her Lale speaks to one of Viktor Frankl’s clarion ideas: ‘that the salvation of Man is through love and in love.'”

Ashley Hay

The Railwayman’s Wife


“As many interviews as I did with Holocaust survivors for the Shoah Foundation and as many devastating testimonies as I heard, I could not stop reading THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ—an extraordinary story of love so fierce it sustained people enduring the unimaginable. Read it, share it, remember it.”

Jenna Blum

Those Who Save Us & The Lost Family


“What an extraordinary and important book this is. We need as many memories of the Holocaust as we can retain, and this is a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war.”

Jill Mansell

International bestsellING AUTHOR


The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, coming more than seventy years after the events it describes, and reminding us how many stories will forever remain untold. It reminds us that every one of the unimaginably large number of Holocaust victims was an individual with a unique story … And this story is an extraordinary one, even by the standards of Holocaust stories – by turns moving, confronting and uplifting and, of course, a window on one of the most horrific events in human history. Heather Morris tells Lale’s story with dignity and restraint, never letting her own voice intrude, nor letting the love story overwhelm the greater context of displacement, trauma and survival. This is a story about the extremes of human behaviour existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved.  I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”

Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project


The Tattooist of Auschwitz has the quality of a dark fairytale. It is both simple and epic, shot through with compassion and love, but inescapably under the shadow of the most devouring monsters our civilisation has known. Everyone should read it.”

Hugh Riminton

journalist, foreign correspondent, TV newsreader, and author of Minefields


“A powerful and redeeming love story set against a horrific background of unimaginable hate.”

Pamela Wallace

Academy Award ® Winning Screenwriter, WITNESS


The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a profoundly moving, immense story of loss and courage, exploring the depths of the human heart. Written in unflinchingly spare prose, it will make you cry tears of both outrage and wonder. Morris climbs into the dark miasma of war and emerges with an extraordinary tale of the power of love.”

Leah Kaminsky

author of  The Waiting Room


“An eloquent and touching account of a truly remarkable story that simply had to be told. This is an intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious, determined yet caring, romantic, generous, and simply beautiful soul, against a despair-filled, catastrophic environment with scenarios too harsh to even imagine. The story of Gita and Lale’s steadfast and enduring love for each other in one of the most inhumane circumstances known to mankind, alongside the cruel reality of the ‘choiceless choices’ that certain individuals were forced into during those harsh and evil times creates a dramatically vivid picture which captivates, inspires and enriches. A must read.”

Cedric Geffen

Co-President – March of the Living


Praise for Cilka’s Journey

“In the stirring follow-up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Morris tells the story of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again … Morris’s propulsive tale shows the goodness that can be found even inside the gulag.”

Publishers Weekly


“Morris has crafted a flinty heroine who actively pursues her own redemption by way of human connection … Cilka’s journey is, no doubt, an intense and treacherous one, with obstacles that might’ve broken Odysseus himself. I marveled at Morris’s ability to keep the reader engaged even as the savagery increases. Cilka herself captivates from the start; she never loses her ability to trust or empathize. Thus, this poignant tale of survival conveys hope for even the darkest of epochs.”

BOOKTRIB


“This dismaying and almost unbelievable story of survival is told in a direct, straightforward style … The collation and adaptation of factual material from many sources into an engaging, cinematic tale is done with thoughtful skill.”

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


“[An] incredible story of bravery and love.”

Library Journal


“The author’s previous novel, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, cleverly fused an appalling true story with a fictional structure. Cilka’s Journey does the same.”

THE DAILY MAIL


“Fem­i­nist his­to­ri­ans and oth­er schol­ars who are now exam­in­ing the fate of women in Auschwitz and oth­er con­cen­tra­tion camps will find Mor­ris’s new nov­el, par­tial­ly based on fact, to be illuminating … This is a sto­ry that res­onates, feels accu­rate, and suc­ceeds as his­tor­i­cal fiction.”


“Cilka’s extraordinary courage in the face of evil and her determination to survive against the odds will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading this heartrending book.”

THE SUNDAY EXPRESS


“The sequel to the bestselling The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris’ poignant, profoundly humane book traces Cilka’s path from concentration camp to Siberian gulag. Once more approaching an emotionally charged period of history with sensitivity and depth, Cilka’s Journey presents an unflinching story with heart and hope.”

WATERSTONES


“Her truly incredible story is one to be read by everyone.”

THE SUN


“Her courage and determination to survive makes for a heartrending read.”

THE DAILY MIRROR


“Morris’ novel teaches us that sometimes life isn’t handed out fairly, but it’s how we deal with hardship that shapes who we truly are. A must read for cosy days indoors and an excuse for letting all those bottled emotions run free.”

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND


“The story is harrowing, poignant and, sometimes, heartwarming. Morris has written a vivid account of how a beautiful, young woman ended up in the concentration camp at age 16 …What Cilka went through is heartbreaking, but it also leaves you with a sense of wonder. She was a survivor in the truest sense.”

THE SUN DAILY


“… a riveting true story of love and resilience.

READING GROUP CHOICES.COM


“The author has explored multifaceted human emotions such as love, hate, endurance, and friendship with a profound understanding of the human psyche. Cilka’s Journey is poignant, thought-provoking and a noteworthy sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz.”

feminisminindia.com


“What an INCREDIBLE BOOK. Generally like movies, sequels are never anywhere near as good as the first creation – this book shatters that myth. Cilka is one tough cookie and Miss Morris is a tour de force of incredible writing. This is a perfect book club pick – and deserves five amazing shiny stars.”

JANET’S BOOK CORNER


Praise for Stories Of Hope

“Showcasing her talents as a listener, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris, here presents a series of tales. She presents the remarkable people she has met along her writing journey and the stories they shared with her. Additionally, Morris reveals more about her close friendship with Lale Sokolov, whose story she told, and the lessons we can take from those who open up to us. A wonderfully moving literary companion.”


“With her debut, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and its follow-up, Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris gifted readers with fictions inspired by true stories of love and survival in the face of adversity. Her new non-fiction book expands upon the people and tales that Morris previously wrote about, including the life of Lale Sokolov, the real life tattooist she befriended. Stories of Hope is ultimately a book about the art of listening and its power to inspire hope. Exploring the tales of people she’s met and listened to over the years, Morris shares their stories and what we can learn from them: compassion, understanding, patience, resilience and courage. As we move further away from the events that defined history, it’s more important than ever to carry on these stories into the future.”

CULTURE FLY


Stories Of Hope examines Heather’s extraordinary journey. It takes the form of a series of beautifully rendered tales of the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.”

MY WEEKLY


“Deeply touching, humble and filled with wisdom, Stories of Hope is the non-fiction debut from the author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey. Exploring the extremes of human behaviour, Morris’s book is a reverent meditation on the importance of listening and the exceptional power of stories to heal and inspire.”

WATERSTONES