Category Archives: crime fiction

Creative Lives: Interview with Sulari Gentill

I had the great pleasure recently of interviewing award-winning Australian writer and my dear friend Sulari Gentill for the Creative Lives series. Creative Lives: The Interview Series is an initiative of the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN), a … Continue reading

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It’s Not Often Easy and Not Often Kind*

Crime fiction blogger extraordinaire Margot Kinberg has come up with a wonderful plan for simple labels to help readers choose which crime novels to read — and which to avoid. Have a look at Margot’s suggestions and feel free to … Continue reading

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I’m special, so special*

For those of you who’ve been meaning to read my novels for ages, Text Publishing’s Deal of the Week sees all three available at the special price of AUD$14.99 each, with free delivery anywhere in the world. Now’s the perfect … Continue reading

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Surrogacy & The Night Ferry: Life imitating crime fiction

Last week, as I read Michael Robotham’s dark and gripping thriller The Night Ferry, another scandal came to light that made me wonder whether crime writers can ever hope keep pace with reality when it comes to the murky world of … Continue reading

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Murder and Mayhem in Translation

I had the great pleasure of joining a panel with French crime writer Dominique Sylvain and Italian Carlo Lucarelli as part of Murder and Mayhem in Translation, convened by Monash University. Through interpreters, Sylvain and Lucarelli described how they came to … Continue reading

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Book review: Bereft

I read Bereft, Chris Womersley’s second novel, on the strength of it being both short-listed for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and nominated for the 2011 Ned Kelly Awards. Womersley’s first novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on becoming an Australian writer

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Peter Temple give the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award Oration. I knew Peter to be a great speaker. I was also interested in his subject, “Reading the country: Thoughts on becoming an … Continue reading

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The two faces of the femme fatale

This review by Andrew Nette appeared first on Pulp Curry. I second Andrew’s endorsement of this fascinating exhibition. The femme fatale is a staple character of crime fiction and film. Last weekend, I got a glimpse of the reality behind screen and … Continue reading

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On a high note

My tumultuous year is ending on a high note, with The Half-Child making lists of best crime reads for 2010 in the Sydney Sun-Herald (‘Footnotes’), the Adelaide Advertiser (‘The best words between the covers’). It is high praise indeed to … Continue reading

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My weekend of crime and Dengue Fever

I’d planned to devote a post to the fabulous panel From the Sydney of the past to the Thailand of today I shared with Sulari Gentill and PM (aka Pamela Mary) Newton for the Sisters in Crime last Friday night. But … Continue reading

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