24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Anne Buist

Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She has over twenty-five years’ clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry, and works with protective services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. Professor Buist is married to novelist Graeme Simsion and has two children.


Canberra Writers Festival Events 

Crime: From Dark Places

What inspires the stories of crime and dark deeds that keep us up late and night turning the pages and hungering for more? Two of Australia’s most compelling crime thriller writers, Anne Buist and Sulari Gentill, take us on a tour of their imaginations.

Friday 25th August 2017, 11:30am. Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia.
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75


Graeme Simsion + Anne Buist
In conversation with Jenny Bott

Sunday 27th August 2017, 2:30pm. Liangis Theatre, National Portrait Gallery.
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75


About the book

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King is back: back from a stay on the psych ward, and now it’s me for a retreat to the country. But Natalie and trouble have a strange mutual fascina on. 

Natalie King’s charismatic new boss Frank needs her help. But it turns out his pregnant wife is an old enemy of Natalie’s. And when Frank’s tragic history is revealed, Natalie nds herself drawn deep into a mystery and even deeper into danger. 

The follow-up to Anne Buist’s gripping debut, Medea’s Curse, Dangerous to Know is a dark and sexy page-turner. Professor Buist brings over twenty- ve years’ experience in perinatal psychiatry and working with protec ve services to this psychological thriller, adding authen city to the voice of Australia’s new favourite heroine. 

Dangerous to Know is published by Text Publishing.

Buy the book from the festival's bookshop partner Dymocks.


More reading

Anne's official website.

Literary double act: Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion, Sydney Morning Herald, January 2015.

Author, author, 3010 (University of Melbourne magazine).



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