Sandra Leigh Price
Canberra-born Sandra Leigh Price started her career in the theatre, co-founding a small company. Her move into writing was the next step. “The theatre is a palace for people who love words. My plays were very wordy and probably longed to be novels more than plays. Writing fiction allowed me to create a world that wasn’t dependent on anyone else but myself,” says Sarah. The River Sings is the 44-year-old’s second novel, inspired by her convict ancestors.