Nore Hoogstad

Author photo Nore Hoogstad
Nore has a passion for words, stories and languages, and has always written. She is a former diplomat, political advisor, press secretary and strategic communications consultant.

At university, she studied creative writing with Gail Jones and afterwards published several short stories.

Her first novel, Gunfire Lullabies, tells the story of East Timor’s independence ballot. It is inspired by her experiences working there for the Australian Government and United Nations. Nore has begun two other novels.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Asian Studies and Master’s Degree in International Relations. She is fluent in Indonesian and speaks reasonable French. She lives in Sydney by the sea.