Candice Fox + Irvine Welsh + Garry Disher + Tracey Lien + Hayley Scrivenor
The Edge Auditorium, slq
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Too often mystery novels are overlooked, despite the greatest crime fiction revealing our darkest impulses and social paranoias. Four titans of tension discuss the art of transcendent crime writing, and the enduring fascination of readers with those who commit violent acts, and those who bring them to justice.
Supported by QBD Books.
Hades, Candice Fox’s first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association and since then she has won two more Neddies. She is a multi-time NYT best selling author with a novel adapted for screen and several others optioned for adaptation. In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their nine books together have all been massive bestsellers across the world. Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.
Scottish playwright and novelist Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels (including Trainspotting, Filth and The Acid House) and four books of shorter fiction.
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.
Tracey Lien is the author of the debut novel All That's Left Unsaid. Born and raised in South Western Sydney, Australia, she earned her MFA at the University of Kansas and was previously a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Her first novel, Dirt Town, was published internationally in 2022, and is a #1 Australian bestseller. Hayley lives on Dharawal country, on the east coast of Australia, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong.