His first novel, Ghost Money, a crime story set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, was published in 2012 by Snubnose Press.
Beat Girls, Love Tribes and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 – 1980, a non-fiction book he is jointly editing, will be published by Verse Chorus Press in late 2015.
He is one of the founders of Crime Factory Publications, a small Melbourne-based press specialising in crime fiction. He co-edits its magazine Crime Factory, and co-edited Hard Labour, an anthology of Australian short crime fiction, and LEE, an anthology of fiction inspired by American cinema icon Lee Marvin.
His short fiction has appeared in a number of print and on-line publications, including Beat to a Pulp Hardboiled 3, Shotgun Honey Presents: Both Barrels, Blood and Tacos, The One That Got Away, Phnom Penh Noir and Crime Factory Hard Labour.
His reviews and non-fiction writing have appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Age, Guardian Australia, Kill Your Darlings, King’s Tribune, The Wheeler Centre Dailies, Criminal Element, Crime Fiction Lover, Overland, Contraprasso Magazine, Crikey, Metro Magazine, Time Out Melbourne, The Big Issue, Australian Author and Noir City, the magazine of the US Film Noir Foundation.
He is one of the recipients of the 2015 Australian Film Institute Research Centre Fellowship, examining the impact of Crawford Production’s TV shows, Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police on popular conceptions of crime and policing in sixties/early seventies Melbourne.
He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his daughter and partner, crime writer Angela Savage.
If you’re interested in having him write for you, interview a writer or appear at your festival or just want to drop him a line to let him know what you think of his work, his e-mail is andrewnette<at>gmail<dot>com.
You can follow him on Twitter at @Pulpcurry
Author image: Mark Krajnak, JerseyStyle Photography