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The Asher Literary Award (for women writers offering an anti-war theme) announces The Tattooed Flower its ''highly commended'' book for 2007. Judges call it ' a moving and engaging account of the inter-generational impact of the holocaust.'
‘A haunting yet hopeful story of survival along with an utterly inspiring portrait of living with a devastating terminal illness that has the potential for stripping away all dignity, if one allows it to ... Emil’s story, which ‘renders exclusion and ignorance unacceptable’, will be devoured by history or memoir readers. Five stars.’ — Scott Whitmont, Bookseller & Publisher
‘Life and death are close companions on an intense and illuminating journey in The Tattooed Flower, the inspiring life story of Emil Braun ... And what a story Zail tells, so very readable, the tragedy and horror countered by Emil’s spirit.’ — Reg Anderson, Courier Mail
‘Zail’s profoundly moving testament to her father alternates his story with her own observations on the life that he is recounting and the death he is facing with dignity ... [a] remarkable tribute.’ — Graham Williams, Sydney Morning Herald
'A compassionate and moving tribute... enlivened by the narrative device of letting emil tell his own story, this reconstructed memoir is remarkably free of self-pity or bitterness, and stands as an eloquent testimony to human light.' - Ian McFarlane, Canberra Times
'Suzy writes beautifully. I couldn't put this down ... Read it!' - Pam Davison, Victorian Writer