From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today

Angela Savage & The Half-Child 3This Friday 15 October 2010 I will be appearing on a fantastic panel for the Sisters in Crime alongside Sulari Gentill and PM Newton, ‘From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today: How crime (writing) interprets the World‘.

Sulari and I met earlier this year when I chaired a panel she was on at the Crime & Justice Festival and have kept in touch. I’m looking forward to seeing her again, especially as she’s promised me an advance copy of her new young adult fiction Chasing Odysseus. I’m also hoping that by rubbing shoulders with Sulari some of her extraordinary productivity will rub off as Text want a first draft of the next Jayne Keeney novel by May 2011, which is about two years ahead of the schedule I’d set myself. But I digress…

On Friday Sulari and I, together with PM (the first question I ask will be what the PM stands for) will discuss our crime novels and the worlds they reflect. The session will be chaired by Sisters in Crime national convenor and true crime author, Robin Bowles. It will be followed by the Sisters in Crime AGM, but don’t let that put you off: the Sisters pride themselves on having the speediest AGMs in the business.

Both Sulari and PM released their debut novels this year, both set in Sydney though six decades apart. Sulari’s novel A Few Right Thinking Men is set in 1931, Newton’s The Old School in 1992. My most recent Jayne Keeney novel The Half-Child is set in Thailand in 1997, is the most contemporary of the three books we’ll be discussing. It promises to be a fun night.

Venue is Bell’s Hotel (upstairs), 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne (cnr Coventry). Mel 57, G1. Try 112, 55 or St Kilda Road trams. Free on-street parking after 6pm. No need to book for the event or dinner (downstairs) from 6.30pm. $5 (members)/$10 (non-members). Men — or ‘Brothers-in-law’ — welcome.

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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2 Responses to From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today

  1. Pingback: My weekend of crime and Dengue Fever « Angela Savage

  2. That’s a very quick turnaround from your most recent release to the next one due Angela! Good luck with it!


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