Join us for our third monthly Wine and Crime event in September as we explore the complexities of the crime genre. Author of Greenlight, Benjamin Stevenson (pictured, right), has returned with a bang in his new novel Either Side of Midnight, which is a mind-bending, suspense-filled thriller that explores how technology is fast outpacing our society’s ability to cope, especially in terms of our mental health and legal systems. Benjamin will be joined by debut crime author, Kyle Perry (pictured, left), whose background in drug and alcohol counselling has informed his new novel, The Bluffs, which has been described as Scrublands meets Picnic at Hanging Rock.
The panel discussion will be led by former journalist, author and true crime writer, Neal Drinnan.
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Our second Wine and Crime online event will see two very different female crime writers come together to discuss their divergent paths within the broader crime genre.
Australian rural crime and outback mystery author Kerry McGinnis, author of The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse will join us from Bundaberg to discuss her latest release, Croc Country. Kerry will be joined by Melbourne journalist and debut crime author Katherine Firkin, author of the newly releasedSticks and Stones, which draws on the inherent drama of the courtroom and criminal trials.
The panel discussion will be led by founding member, convenor and current President of Sisters in Crime and well known crime and true crime author, Lindy Cameron.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
In this, our first preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, we explore the consequences of Australia’s coal addiction with Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, author of the Quarterly Essay The Coal Curse.
This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and Judith will appear in conversation with journalist Eve Fisher. Join us as we trace the unusual history of Australia’s economy while asking why we are doubling down on fossil fuels at a time when politicians are engaging in evidence-based, bipartisan policy-making in response to COVID-19.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm