Tess Evans’ first novel, Book of Lost Threads, made it to the bestseller list when it was published by Allen & Unwin in 2010. It was short-listed for the 2011 Indie Awards in the Debut Fiction section and has been nominated for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Tess’ second novel, The Memory Tree, was published by Allen & Unwin in March 2012.
Mercy Street, Tess’ third novel, was published by HarperCollins in 2016
Tess worked for many years in the TAFE system, as a teacher and manager. During her time at TAFE she taught and counselled a wide range of people: youth at risk, migrants, indigenous trainees, apprentices, sole parents and unemployed workers of all ages and from all professions. She has drawn upon this rich experience in her writing.