Breaking into the market: four authors tell how they did it
Saturday 11 June
11.15 – 12.15pm
LESLEY TRUFFLE was schooled in an industrial Melbourne suburb and followed it up with a few irrelevant degree courses at various Victorian universities. Her education ably equipped her for life as a bartender, cocktail girl and fine arts practitioner. She has also worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention.
Lesley has travelled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she is living in a garret in Melbourne.
While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries, Lesley realised she wanted to create imaginary stories and interior monologues and returned to writing. Her fiction piece A Man of Fashion was published in Scarlet Stiletto The Second Cut in 2011, and Memoir of a Trollop was performed by Baggage Theatre Company in 2013.
Her first novel Hotel du Barry was published in February 2016. London’s Hotel du Barry is nine floors of wickedness, jealousies, aberrant desires and delectable sins. It’s a darkly humorous tale, fuelled by gin and murderous intent.
Lesley is currently working on her second novel. lesleytruffle.com