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

Crime Events

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Sulari Gentill Workshop

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill set out to study astrophysics, ended up graduating in law, and later abandoned her legal career to write books instead of contracts. When the mood takes her, she paints, although she maintains that she does so only well enough to know that she should write.

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SOLD OUT: Michael Brissenden

Michael Brissenden has worked for the ABC for more than thirty years. He has been a political journalist and foreign correspondent for the ABC since 1987. A two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael has recently joined the ABC'S 4 Corners as a reporter.

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Anne Buist and Sulari Gentill

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 take us on a tour of their imaginations.

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The Secrets She Keeps: Michael Robotham and Simon Troeth

Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller Life or Death.

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What Lies Beneath: Dirk Kurbjuweit and Michael Brissenden

Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at Der Spiegel, where he has worked since 1999, and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. Fear is the first of his works to be translated into English.

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Reacher Said Nothing: Andy Martin and James Phelan

Andy Martin’s most recently published work is Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me: “as if Jack Reacher wrote literary criticism instead of beating bad guys to death with his elbows” (Steven Poole, Financial Times).

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Tony Jones

Tony Jones is one of Australia’s most respected journalists, with more than 30 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs. He has won six Walkley Awards, including three for ‘Broadcast Interviewing’ in 2004, 2007 and 2011.

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Careful with that Axe: Sarah Schmidt and Sulari Gentill

After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Professional writing and editing), a Master of Arts (Creative Writing), and a Graduate Diploma of Information Management, Sarah currently works as a Reading & Literacy Coordinator (read: a fancy librarian) at a regional public library. See What I Have Done is her first novel and is already attracting huge buzz both internationally and here in Australia!

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Seasons in the Abyss: Tim Watson-Munro

Criminal psychologist 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro spent his formative years in Sydney and San Francisco. Educated at Sydney University, Tim rose to prominence as a pioneering prison psychologist at Parramatta Gaol.

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