Monday 16 October 2023

Chris Hammer in Conversation


I recently went to hear Chris Hammer in conversation at a library. Yet another reason l love libraries.

For those of you who don't know Chris Hammer is an Australian crime writer: a very good Australian crime writer. As you can see from the banner on the left Robinsons Bookshop hosted the event. Robinsons Bookshop is an Australian book shop chain.

Chris Hammer is a former journalist and that is where he learnt his writing craft. He also worked as foreign correspondent. His books are all set in N.S.W which is a state in Australia. (For reference l live in Melbourne which is in Victoria).

I love how Australian authors are writing our stories. They know the land and the language which l like. 

It was a very engaging talk. Chris went through his writing process, where he gets his ideas and spoke on publishing in Australia. He then took questions from the audience before signing books. I have mentioned before how interesting l find these talks and l'm thankful that the authors come out and do them.

The latest book is Seven, but, if you are going to read him can l suggest you begin with Scrublands. A great story in a back drop of crippling drought. If you can't get the book it has been made into a series which is streaming on Stan beginning November 16.

I will keep going to these talks as each author is different which keeps them interesting and l am always on the lookout for what's on at local libraries as there is always something going on.

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