Wednesday, 29 March 2017

RMIT authors showcase - Dr Olga Lorenzo


At RMIT we are extremely proud of our academics and their achievements in creative writing. As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are delighted to feature Dr Olga Lorenzo and her recent novel titled "The Light in the Water".

Dr Lorenzo is a teacher, Professional Writing and Editing at the School of Media and Communications and has a Masters and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include contemporary writing, American and Latin-American writing, trauma studies and psychoanalytic studies. She has won the Felix Meyer Scholarship and the Percival Serle Bequest at the University of Melbourne for her writing, as well as grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council, and a Varuna Fellowship. 

Her latest publication, "The Light in the Water" explores the themes of grief, family, maternal love and how we are forced to live with the consequences of our actions. Framed around the mysterious disappearance of an autistic child, the novel investigates a mother's moral conscience against the media and society's judgement.

Find the book in the Library:
Lorenzo, O. (2016). The Light in the Water, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W.

Other publications by Dr Lorenzo, available at RMIT University Library, include:
Lorenzo, O. (1996). The Rooms in My Mother’s House, Penguin, Ringwood, Vic.