Sarah Bailey in conversation with A.J. Finn
Into the Night/The Woman in the Window
The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Action/Crime / Thriller/Mystery
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
With murders of the Melbourne's elite on the rise, Gemma Woodstock reveals a shocking secret at the center of a tight-knit group's rise to power. Troubled and brilliant, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone.
A.J. Finn’s (US) noir fiction novel set in New York is a diabolically gripping thriller, no one - and nothing - is what it seems.
Chair: Helene Young
Sarah Bailey is a Melbourne based writer with a background in advertising and communications. She has two young children and currently works at creative projects company Mr Smith. Her debut novel, The Dark Lake was published in 2017. Her second book featuring Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock was published in Australia in May 2018. Rights for both books have been sold in several international markets and The Dark Lake has been optioned for the screen by Hopscotch Features.
A.J. Finn (US)
A.J. Finn is the author of the number one New York Times and international bestseller The Woman in the Window, sold in 43 territories worldwide. A film version starring Amy Adams (Arrival, American Hustle) and directed by Joe Wright (Darkest Hour, Atonement) is currently in production in New York City.
Finn researched detective fiction as a PhD student at Oxford. For a decade he was a book editor and publisher in London and New York, where he acquired or published J. K. Rowling, Michael Robotham, Peter Robinson, Tina Fey, and Patricia Cornwell, as well as the Agatha Christie estate.
He lives in New York and is currently at work on his second novel.
After 28 years as an airline captain in Australia, Helene Young has swapped the sky for the sea to go in search of adventure with her husband aboard their sailing catamaran. The rural and remote places she visits, along with the fascinating people she meets, provide boundless inspiration for her novels. Her strong interest in both social justice and the complexity of human nature shapes the themes she explores. Her six novels have won many awards including Romantic Book of the Year in Australia.