Tag Archives: setting

On location: Bangkok 5

I’ve been reading Into the Badlands by British writer John Williams, an account of his two month road trip exploring ‘the underbelly of the American dream’, based on interviews with his favourite American crime writers. At one point, he drives through Chicago’s Hegewisch neighbourhood … Continue reading

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On location: Sisaket 1

It was largely on a whim that I decided one of the characters in my novel should come from Sisaket. I first became aware of this town in Thailand’s northeast Issarn region reading Janet Brown’s wonderful memoir, Tone Deaf in … Continue reading

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Crime, Place and Politics

I met author Rowena Holloway during my recent visit to Adelaide for CrimeFest and was delighted when she subsequently invited me to be interviewed for her wonderful series, Writer’s Block: Author Interviews. With Rowena’s permission, the first part of our … Continue reading

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Nordic noir lovers: I need your help

OK, here’s the post where I admit to having read very little contemporary Scandinavian crime fiction — or so-called Nordic noir. While I like to travel to places that are warmer than the one I leave behind, it doesn’t follow … Continue reading

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Setting: Creating a sense of place

I’ve spent the past week developing the program for a workshop I am running in Melbourne on Sun 19 April 2015 at Writers Victoria on Setting, part of their First Draft: Novel in a year series. As anxious as I … Continue reading

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