I’m thrilled to be part of the Bendigo Writers Festival for the second year running. I had a great time at the festival in 2013, and I’m rapt to be coming back for more.
I’ll be appearing at two events on the program:
Sat 9 August 2014, 3.45PM-4.45 PM
Three very different crime writers – Michael Robotham, Garry Disher and Angela Savage – line up before Steve Kendall to interrogate a tricky subject: what makes a good crime novel? Hard-boiled or cosy, caper or courtroom…just how should it all proceed?
Bendigo Bank Theatre, 50 View St, Bendigo
Information and tickets here.
Spotlight on Life and Death
Sun 10 August, 2014, 12.00PM
The maters of adrenalin-writing, Michael Robotham, talks with Angela Savage about his new page-turner, Life or Death.
The Hub (Festival bookshop, Bendigo Bank Theatre). Free event.
For the first time, too, Bendigo Writers Festival will host the announcement of the shortlist for the Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Awards, which is taking place on Sat 8 August at 5.00-6.30PM.
My partner, Andrew Nette, is also appearing at the festival, on a panel on Sunday 10 August from 3.00-4.00PM entitled Is Game of Thrones Any Good? Yes, someone is actually paying him to join panelists Lawrie Zion and Jane Sullivan to talk with Richard Speed about one of his favourite TV shows. Nice work if you can get it.
And seeing as how we’re both on the program, we’re bringing Miss Eight and making a weekend of it.
The full BWF program is here and looks amazing. The venues in the city’s historical and cultural precinct are stunning, and warm hospitality of the festival team is guarantee to banish the winter blues.
Hope to see you there!