Sixty Minutes with Garry Disher at the Crime & Justice Festival

Bitter WashA quick heads up that I’ll be interviewing Australian crime writing legend Garry Disher at the Reader’s Feast Crime & Justice Festival, on Sunday, November 17.

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Disher. Have been ever since I picked up the first of his Wyatt novels, Kickback, in the early nineties. He’s got a new one out, Bitter Wash Road. We’ll be talking about that, his other books, including the Wyatt and Challis and Destry books series, and his tips to crime writing. If you’re luck, we might even discuss the time he wrote for television.

I’m half way through Bitter Wash Road and it’s terrific. Set in rural South Australia, it involves a police whistle blower and an investigation into the hit and run killing of a teenage girl that unearths terrible secrets.

The plot is as hardboiled as they come and the writing is simply wonderful.

Dare I say, it might even be Disher’s book best yet.

I’ll post a longer review of this book in the next week or so.

If you have the time, do come along to my discussion with Garry. It takes place 10am, Sunday, November 17 at the Reader’s Feast Bookstore, 162 Collins Street, Melbourne. The ticket will set you back $6, which is not too steep a price to listen to one of the best Australian crime writers working today.

My session is just one of many events that will take place over the three days of the Crime & Justice Festival. More details are available on The Reader’s Feast website.

Bitter Wash Road is published by Text.

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2 Responses

  1. Andrew, this sounds great.
    Any idea if it’s available for purchase in the US?
    Thanks!

  2. The book is available on Amazon but is incredibly expensive. Soho Crime in the US seems to pick up a lot of Disher’s books, but not sure how long that could take. You might be best to keep your eye out for second hand copies. Let me know how you go tracking down a copy.

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