Tag Archives: Garry Disher

Yarra Valley Writers Festival 2020 Program

I’m thrilled to be part of the program for the inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival, to be held in Healesville from Fri 8 – Sun 10 May. The star-studded festival line-up includes Tony Birch, Helen Garner, Alice Pung, Christos Tsiolkas, … Continue reading

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Top Australian crime reads 2015

It’s that time of year for ‘best of’ lists. Usually a ‘top five’ or ‘top ten’ proposition, I’ve decided to go with my top six Australian crime reads for 2015, seeing as how it makes for a neat collage. First, … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2015

The ninth Readers Feast Crime & Justice Festival, happening this weekend, has given me the perfect excuse to bump a few local crime novels up on my TBR pile. On Saturday 14 Nov, 2.00-3.00 PM, I’ll be interviewing one of … Continue reading

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Ned Kelly Awards 2014 shortlist

The Australian Crime Writers Association announced the shortlist for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards on Saturday evening at the Bendigo Writers Festival. I was absolutely thrilled to be on the spot when my latest novel The Dying Beach was included … Continue reading

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Festival: Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

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 … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival 2014

‘The days go by so fast,’ my eight-year-old said tonight as we observed a Blood Moon over Melbourne. ‘The nights, too,’ she added sagely. I know she’s got a point when I glance at my blog and wonder if it’s really ten days … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2012

It is fitting that Ian Rankin is headlining this year’s Crime & Justice Festival, harking as he does from Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature. With Reader’s Feast Bookstore now operating from their chic premises on Collins Street, the Crime & … Continue reading

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Hard Labour starts to pay off

There are times when maintaining a blog is a drag, a necessary evil for a fiction writer who would frankly rather spend her precious time writing fiction. Times when I struggle to find something interesting to blog about. Other times … Continue reading

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Crime Factory Hard Labour

Hard Labour is a new all-Australian anthology of short crime fiction being launched by Crime Factory in October and I’m thrilled to be part of it. The Hard Labour anthology is bookended by stories from two of Australia’s crime fiction greats, … 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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