Category Archives: Crime fiction and film from China

My 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival top ten

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicks off in few days. As usual, there’s a packed program full of cinematic goodness. If you’re wanting to check some films out but are stumped as to what to see, here’s my ten … Continue reading

Mid-year reading report: The Thief, St Kilda Blues, Hanging Devils, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone

My reading has been dominated of late by the need to get through a lot of pulp books and material I need to be across for several upcoming literary festival appearances (all of which I’ll also be discussing here in the … Continue reading

MIFF progress report #3: A Touch of Sin and Call Girl

The third and final part of my report back from the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) looks at the Chinese film A Touch of Sin and Call Girl, a Swedish neo noir set in the early seventies. First up, Call … Continue reading

Crime time at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) approaches and, and as was the case in 2012, the good people at MIFF HQ have been good enough to give me media accreditation to cover some of the crime films on the program. … Continue reading

Writing noir fiction in Asia

Late last week in Phnom Penh a book was launched that I’m very proud to have a story in. It’s called Phnom Penh Noir, an anthology of 14 noir stories set in Cambodia. Amongst the authors are Roland Joffe, the … Continue reading