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Dead Easy
Code: 107  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction
Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Peter James, Malla Nunn, Michael Robotham (facilitator)
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Not every crime thriller needs to have the word “dead” in its title but as Peter James (with seven in his Roy Grace “dead” series) and Malla Nunn (with two under her belt), have found, it seems to help. Not that they don’t each write other books with less lethal titles. They talk to participating chair Michael Robotham about the essential ingredients for engrossing contemporary crime fiction.

Peter James (International)

Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold 11 million copies worldwide and been translated into 33 languages. Peter works closely with the Sussex Police and has also carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania. Peter, an established film producer and scriptwriter, has produced numerous films. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects including the screenplay.

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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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Michael Robotham (Australian)

Michael Robotham began his career as an investigative journalist in Australia and Britain. He later became a ghost-writer, collaborating on 15 'autobiographies' including those of Lulu, Rolf Harris, Geri Halliwell and Ricky Tomlinson, 12 of which became Sunday Times bestsellers. Twice a winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Best Crime Novel, Michael has been shortlisted for several other awards. His psychological thrillers have been translated into 22 languages. His latest novel is The Wreckage.

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