Some of Australia’s finest crime writers discuss the art of suspense. Tom Keneally and Meg Keneally are behind the Monsarrat series, where historical fiction meets crime. Bestselling writer Candice Fox has delivered again with her latest, Crimson Lake. Melina Marchetta turned her hand to crime fiction after building a career as one of Australia’s best-loved Young Adult authors. With Giulia De Biase, these acclaimed crime writers will shed light on writing about the shadowy world of crime. 

Thomas Keneally (Australian)

Thomas Keneally

Tom Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His non-fiction includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, which was a LA Times Book of the Year. His fiction includes Shame and the Captives and The Widow And Her Hero, shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. His novels The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the ManBooker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division. He is co-author with Meg Keneally of The Soldier’s Curse and The Unmourned, the first two books in The Monsarrat Series. His latest novel is Two Old Men Dying.

Candice Fox (Australian)

Candice Fox

Candice Fox is a New York Times No.1 best selling crime fiction author whose own and collaborative works are published globally. She works with James Patterson on a series of books and has two series of her own. Her latest novel is Gone By Midnight.

Melina Marchetta (Australian)

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the bestselling author of nine novels (including the classic Looking for Alibrandi) which have been published in more than twenty countries. Her work has won multiple awards, and she has also written award-winning screenplays and televisions scripts. Her new novel is The Place on Dalhousie. She lives in Sydney.

Meg Keneally (Australian)

Meg Keneally

Meg Keneally’s first solo novel Fled tells the tale of one of history’s most daring escapes and is based a true story. She is currently working on her second solo novel The Wreck. Meg is co-author with her father Tom Keneally of the Monsarrat Series of historical crime novels. The fourth in the series is The Ink Stain.