In conversation with Jackie Ryan

The Other Wife

Michael Robotham

The Edge, State Library of Queensland




#About the event


Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he has investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes.

Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller Life or Death.

He lives in Sydney.


Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan

Jackie Ryan is the author of We’ll Show the World: Expo 88 (UQP). She produces the Aurealis Award-winning Burger Force comic book series and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. The websites for these projects have been archived by the National Library of Australia as sites of cultural significance.

She holds a PhD in history and political science from The University of Queensland, where she was an Honorary Research Fellow. 

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