Susanne Gervay OAM
Susanne’s daily life is the promotion of literature, literacy, heritage through her writing, advocacy for social justice and the restoration of The Hughenden c1870s which today is a home for literature and the arts. As the daughter of post war refugees, the re-establishment of The Hughenden in Australian life, her writing and work in literacy, is a testament to those immigrants who found home in Australia. Susanne is commmited to the writing community where she is Chair of the Board of the NSW Writers’ Centre; Ambassador for Room to Read bringing literacy to the children of the developing world; Role Model for Books in Homes taking books to indigenous and disadvantaged children. As a specialist in child growth and development, writer and children’s author, her books give a voice to young people and open positive communication in families and in the community.
Photographer: Diane Macdonald
Location: The Hughenden, Woollahra, Sydney