Vicki Laveau-Harvie


Vicki Laveau-Harvie was born in Canada, but lived for many years in France before settling in Australia. She has three passports and treasures the unique perspective this quirk of fate affords her.

In France, she worked as a translator and a business editor, despite being a specialist in 18th century French literature. In Sydney, she lectured in French Studies at Macquarie University. After retiring, she taught ethics in a primary school.

Vicki Laveau-Harvie is passionate about writing, education and communication. Her memoir, The Erratics, won the 2019 Stella Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Prize. US rights to The Erratics sold to Knopf US and Random House Canada for publication in Spring 2020.

Vicki has also won prizes for her short fiction and poetry.

For enquiries about Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s publication, audio, film and TV rights please contact Jeanne Ryckmans: