About the Author

Meg Heggen
Blurbarian Since June 2010
Name Meg Heggen
Location LISMORE NSW 2480
Gender Female
My Occupation Writer
My Bio Meg Heggen was born in Sydney in 1950. Educated at Fort Street GHS and Balmain Teachers' College, she began teaching at Fairfield before moving to Federal (Far North Coast , NSW) with her husband and two sons in 1980. Living on a property on Coopers Creek and teaching in Bangalow, she spent much time commuting to Lismore where she settled in 2004 as a divorcee and carer of her elder son. In 2009 she attained a BA (Hons) in Writing & Narrative Studies at SCU. Developing a passion for place, and a concern for the muffling of the indigenous voice, 'Dreaming of more than Foxtails: A Melancholic Narrative Negotiating the Antipodean Experience of Settlement in Lismore NSW ' became her first public offering as a somewhat lyrical examination of the implications of whitefella settlement on pre-occupied land without due regard. 'Impressions' grew out of a collection life writing/ narrative pieces that were refined through dedication & love for the craft. She has two further projects brewing.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
a Congolese refugee afflicted with sickle cell anemia. Beginning in Bukavu close to the Rwandan border, his escape is traced through Kenya to Nairobi and then Kakuma Refugee camp, before the Sanctuary organisation headed by Michael Douglas, helps him settle with his family in Lismore. Yet continuing to suffer regular bouts of the debilitating disease he heads back to Africa, to Liliondo in Tanzania to stand believing before the charismatic healer, Babu, in order to drink of the cup of miracles