Born in Prague in 1947, Eva Chapman fled to Australia at the age of three with her mother, Olga, to escape conflict in their home country. She settled in Adelaide’s western suburbs with fellow Soviet Union refugee Sasha.
Despite a traumatic childhood, Eva graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1968 and pursued multiple careers in teaching, psychotherapy, research, and business. She also gained a PhD in 1986 before retiring and pursuing a career in writing. Her works include the 2006 memoir to her parents, Sasha and Olga, and the recently published Sexy at 70: A Spiritual Journey.
Eva now resides in a wildlife sanctuary in Somerset, UK with her husband of more than 40 years Jake. She is a loving mother and babushka to her children and grandchildren.