When journalist Lucy Clark’s daughter graduated from school as a ‘failure’, Lucy started asking hard questions about the way we measure success. Her book Beautiful Failures explores–through personal and journalistic investigation – the pressure that is placed on kids today: where it comes from, what we can do to reduce it, and how to fix a broken education system that fails too many kids. She talks to Suzanne Leal.

Presented with the State Library of NSW.

Suzanne Leal (Australian)

Suzanne Leal is the author of The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street. A regular interviewer at literary events and festivals, Suzanne is the senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a board member of BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival. A lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, she is also a book reviewer for The Australian. Her new novel will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2020.