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Murder in the Galleries
Code: 4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction
Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9273 1770
State Library of NSW, The Galleries, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Malla Nunn, Joshua Meyer, Rachel Franks, Michael Duffy (facilitator)
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Modern crime fiction has flourished over the last 300 years, from 18th-Century Gothic fiction to 20th-Century graphic novels. This panel will look at the history of crime fiction, how we respond to the genre and why it still intrigues and titillates us. They speak with Michael Duffy.

Free, bookings required.

Presented by State Library of New South Wales.

Malla Nunn (Australian)

Malla Nunn grew up in Swaziland before moving with her parents to Perth in the 1970s. She attended universities in Western Australia and the US. In New York, she worked on film sets and wrote her first screenplay before returning to Australia where she began writing and directing short films and corporate videos. Her debut novel, A Beautiful Place to Die, was published to international acclaim and won the 2009 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel by an Australian female author.

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Joshua Meyer (Australian)

Joshua Meyer works in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. His research focuses on detective fiction, particularly the work of James Ellroy, on which he has written a doctoral dissertation.

Rachel Franks (Australian)

Rachel Franks wrote her PhD thesis on class, gender and the ethics of murder in Australian crime fiction. Rachel is the area chair of fiction for the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand. She is also a member of the Creative and Performing Arts Education Group at the CQUniversity.

Michael Duffy (Australian)

Michael Duffy reports on courts and crime for the Sun Herald and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is the author of the Nicholas Troy series of crime novels set in Sydney, the most recent being The Simple Death. He has also written the true crime books Call Me Cruel and the forthcoming Bad, about Anthony Perish, the subject of the next series of the television program Underbelly. Michael co-presents Counterpoint, Radio National’s weekly questioning of conventional ideas.