Charity Norman

Charity Norman is a bestselling author who took a break from practising law in 2002 and has since written six novels, including The Secrets of Strangers, released last year.

Charity was born in Uganda, grew up in England and immigrated to Napier 20 years ago with her husband and three children.  

2021 festival sessions

Advocate to Author

In conversation with Barbara De Leo

Charity’s own life story is as fascinating as the lives she writes about in her gripping novels - minus meth addiction and cult membership. Born in Uganda and raised in UK vicarages, Charity pursued travel and a successful legal career as a barrister before moving to New Zealand.

She reflects on her road to rave reviews and bestseller status. 

The Secrets of Strangers 

In conversation with Tessa Nicholson

Charity’s latest novels are on form - fresh and exciting and as GoodReads fan reviewers implore “unputdownable”. In The Secret of Strangers (2020), a gunshot rings out in a London cafe and the lives of five strangers are forever changed. In See you in September (2017), a bright young Englishwoman is lured into a doomsday cult while on holiday in New Zealand.

Charity discusses her recent novels, her inspiration, influence and writing process.  


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