Tag Archives: Michael Robotham

Coming soon to a festival near you (Part 1)

With advent of writers festival season, I’ll be appearing at several festivals around the state in 2019, either as part of my day job as Director of Writers Victoria, and/or in my other guise as an author and freelance chair/interviewer. … Continue reading

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Michael Robotham’s Life or Death wins CWA Gold Dagger

Michael Robotham this week won the 2015 Crime Writers Association (CWA) Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for his bestselling 2014 standalone novel, Life or Death. The UK’s CWA Gold Dagger, together with the Edgars in the US, are considered crime writing’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Crime Reads 2014

I was asked recently by the team at Radio National Books and Arts Daily to do a wrap-up of my Top 5 favourite crime reads for 2014. I’m sure I’m not the only author or reader for whom this is … 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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Review: Life or Death

Michael Robotham’s new novel, Life or Death, opens with a letter addressed to the reader, introducing the book as ‘a story that I’ve nurtured and turned over in my mind for more than twenty years — ever since I read a … 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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Ned Kelly Awards 2013

Geoffrey McGeachin has won the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction for Blackwattle Creek (Penguin), the sequel to The Diggers Rest Hotel, which won the same award in 2011. The award for Best First Fiction was won by Zane Lovitt … Continue reading

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Review: The Wreckage

The Wreckage is an explosive thriller, stylish and pacy, with the sort of literary flourishes I don’t often encounter in this genre – such as this one, which has stayed with me since I read it: “Kunther draws on his … Continue reading

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