Bem Le Hunte is half Indian, half English and an Australian by choice. She has been published globally to critical acclaim and written articles and scripts for film. Her first novel, The Seduction of Silence, is the story of five generations of an Indian family, set in the Himalayas and London. Her second novel, There, Where the Pepper Grows, is a story about a group of refugees who escape Nazi persecution in Poland, to arrive in Calcutta during the war. Both novels have gone on to become international number 1 bestsellers and been published to great critical acclaim.


At the moment, Bem is writing her fourth novel and has a research interest in creativity, innovation and storytelling, as well as ground-breaking learning and teaching methodologies – you can read more about these interests on her blog.

"Bem Le Hunte is quite simply

      a wonderful novelist."


                 Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize Winner, 2006