Writer Mark Brandi received a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system before he decided to start writing. His bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the coveted British Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger award, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction prize last year. Hear Mark speak about The Rip, a gripping urban crime novel that masterfully hooks you in even as it fills you with a building sense of dread that the characters you care so much about won’t make it out alive.

Mark Brandi (Australian)

Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi's bestselling novel Wimmera won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. Mark graduated with a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system, before deciding to write. His latest novel is The Rip.