The Long Drop/In the Garden of Fugitives

Denise Mina (UK) + Ceridwen Dovey

Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Drama / Historical Fiction / True Crime



#About the event


Denise Mina (UK)

Denise Mina (UK)

Scottish novelist Denise Mina has published 12 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels.

In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Denise presents TV and radio programmes as well as regularly appearing in the media, and has made a film about her own family.

She regularly appears at literary festivals in the UK and abroad, leads masterclasses on writing and was a judge for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction 2014.

Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen's debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in 15 countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, and selected for the U.S. National Book Foundation’s prestigious ‘5 Under 35’ honours list. The Wall Street Journal named her as one of their ‘artists to watch.’ Her second book, Only the Animals, won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award and the Steele Rudd Award for a short story collection in the Queensland Literary Awards.

Her new novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives, was published earlier this year in Australia, the U.S., the U.K. and France. Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee is forthcoming in October, published as part of the acclaimed Black Inc. Books Writers on Writers series. 

Ceridwen also regularly contributes non-fiction and essays to (the New Yorker’s website), and to the Monthly.


Paul Mazerolle

Paul Mazerolle

Professor Paul Mazerolle is Pro Vice Chancellor of Arts, Education and Law and Griffith University and Director of the Violence Research and Prevention Program at Griffith University. He is also involved with the International Observatory on Justice Responses to Domestic Violence.

Paul’s research focus includes research into the processes that shape criminal offending across the lifecourse, in particular for youth violence, and intimate partner violence. Among his many projects, he is currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Homicide project and is also leading a large survey of police officers regarding officer attitudes to domestic violence.

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