In 2003, when she was working in a hospital and writing screenplays, Heather Morris was introduced to Lale Sokolov—a meeting that changed both their lives. As their friendship grew, he embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting her with the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018).
LIGHTHOUSE ARTS COLLECTIVE
Based on true stories, Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Leah Kaminsky’s The Hollow Bones are both superb novels that remind us to pay attention to our recent history.