Portrait of Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht is a novelist, book reviewer, PhD student and mother-of-two. She grew up in the United States, Germany and Pakistan but has settled in Sydney. Her first novel, What Was Left, is about a mother who breaks one of the oldest taboos and abandons her baby.

Eleanor is currently working on a historical novel about a young pregnant woman who was imprisoned in Long Bay Gaol in Sydney in 1909 for manslaughter, after performing a faulty abortion that killed another woman. She is slightly obsessed with mothers who are vilified by society and the topics of abandonment, parenthood and identity.