#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Our online events can be watched through your BWF ticketing account, and will be available for viewing from 5pm, Friday May 7 to 5pm, Friday June 4.
Australian country towns often carry tense, unspoken histories spanning generations. When crime happens, events of the past quickly catch up with the present, in a standoff between justice and the ‘greater good’. Our authors discuss Australian crime fiction set in small towns that are at once alike and completely unique.
Kimberley Starr is an Australian novelist and teacher whose novels have won and been shortlisted for multiple literary awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the Text Publishing YA Prize. She lives with her sons and their labrador in semi-rural Victoria and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing. Kimberley’s latest novel, Torched, was published by Pantera Press in March 2020. Her debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, won the 2003 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. She has a degree in mediaeval literature, and travelled through Turkey and Israel to research The Book of Whispers.
Garry Disher lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and has published over 50 books, including the widely translated Hirsch, Wyatt and Peninsula crime novels, which have been on best-seller lists and won several best-crime-novel awards in Australia and Germany. The recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Crime Writers Association, his latest titles are The Way it is Now, a stand-alone crime novel, and the best-selling Hirsch novel, Day’s End.
Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book and one of Australia’s bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Since publication The Nowhere Child has been shortlisted for major awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction Book of the Year. Rights to The Nowhere Child have been sold in 17 international territories, and has been acquired for a major screen deal. Christian’s keenly awaited second book, The Wife and the Widow, was published by Affirm Press in 2019 and became an instant bestseller. Clickbait, a television series Christian co-created with Tony Ayres (The Slap) is currently in production for Netflix. Christian lives in Melbourne with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.