Michael Robotham thinks he’d make a useless criminal. But as the author of thrillers that have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, he has an indisputable knack for putting crimes to page. In this captivating talk, the winner of the UK Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger and two-time Ned Kelly Awards winner talks about why ‘perfect’ crimes are usually boring, and his choice to write about imperfect ones instead. Michael’s latest novel is The Secret She Keeps.

Michael Robotham (Australian)

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Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 23 languages. In 2015 he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel Life Or Death, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia's best crime novel for Lost in 2015 and Shatter in 2008. His most recent novel is The Secrets She Keeps.

 

 

Roanna Gonsalves (Australian)

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Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident, a collection of short fiction about Indians in Australia. Her series of radio documentaries, On the Tip of a Billion Tongues, is an acerbic socio-political portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers and was commissioned and broadcast by Earshot on ABC RN. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales.