AdvertisementThe City of PAE Libraries is excited to present an evening with best selling Australian author Chris Hammer. Price includes a glass of wine and a delicious supper provided by Ikigai Cafe at Lightsview.
About Chris Hammer
Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist, author of international best sellers Scrublands, Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt.
Scrublands was an instant bestseller upon publication in 2018, topping the Australian fiction charts.
It was shortlisted for major writing awards in Australia, the UK and the United States. In the UK it was named the Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year 2019 and won the prestigious UK Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.
Scrublands, Silver and Trust all feature troubled journalist Martin Scarsden and his partner Mandalay Blonde, while Treasure & Dirt follows Homicide detectives Ivan Lucic and Nell Buchanan.
All four books are notable for their atmospheric Australian settings, range of colourful characters, intricate plots, descriptive language and emotional depth.
Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years. He reported from more than 30 countries on six continents for SBS TV. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and Online Political Editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris has written two non-fiction books The River (2010) – winner of the ACT Book of the Year – and The Coast (2012), published by Melbourne University Press. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra, Australia.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Ikigai Coffee Shop and Conscious Eatery - Lightsview, 191-193 Hampstead Road,Adelaide,SA,Australia, Adelaide, Australia