Lisa Emanuel

Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Lisa Emanuel studied law and political science in Wellington, Jerusalem and Sydney. She has worked as a political staffer and a judge’s associate and in human rights law and marketing and communications. She now works as a competition lawyer and is writing her second novel. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, three children and dog. Shortlisted for the KYD 2019 Unpublished Manuscript Award, The Covered Wife is Lisa’s first novel.


Cultural Tensions in Australia

How tolerant are the various Jewish communities when faced with stories and articles that question or provide external insights into their ways of life? What have been the experiences of novelists who have provided narratives that question accepted norms, or of journalists whose articles have caused controversy and dissent? Bram Presser (moderator), Lisa Emanuel, Ashley…

Sunday May 29, 2022