Suzy Zail

Suzy Zail has worked as a litigation lawyer, specialising in Family Law, but now writes full time. Among other titles, she has written her father’s story, The Tattooed Flower, his life as a child survivor of the Holocaust. Her first novel for young adults, The Wrong Boy, was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the WAYRBA, USBBY and YABBA awards. Her second novel with Walker Books, Alexander Altmann A10567, was a Notable Book at the CBCA Awards. Her latest YA novel, I Am Change, is the story of a young Ugandan girl’s struggle to stay in school. In 2022 Suzy published her first picture book, Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure. Suzy’s books have been published in Germany, the UK, U.S., Sweden, Italy, Romania and the Netherlands. She lives in Melbourne and has three children. Visit her online at and @suzyzailauthor