Saturday, October 6, 2012

Criminal Worlds : Writers @ Don Bank

For the last couple of months I've been tucked away as North Sydney Council's Writer in Residence

As part of my residency I suggested to Council we could invite people to come to the rather beautiful and very special Don Bank Museum, a mid 19th century house tucked away behind the skyscrapers of North Sydney, 

Don Bank House

and have a kind of First Tuesday Book Club affair. 

They liked the idea so we sat down and worked out some important things, like dates and whether there would be wine and nibbles*.

Now I'm very excited to announce that on Wednesday 17th October you are invited to join Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn
author of the stunning Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, crime fiction set in apartheid-era South Africa

The most recent book in the series

and myself, as we talk about crime fiction in all its forms: the authors we admire, the books we read and the TV series we watch. We wanted to make the "reading & watching" list as wide as possible, so that everyone will be able to have their two cents worth about the sort of crime fiction they like, and why they like it. On the night we'll be talking about -

  • Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, Peter H√łeg
  • Boney and the Black Virgin, Arthur Upfield
  • Crooked letter, Crooked letter, Tom Franklin
  • The Broken Shore, Peter Temple (+ series)
  • The Naming of The Dead, Ian Rankin (+ series)
  • Blacklist, Sara Paretsky (+series)
  • Mystic River, Dennis Lehane
  • Kerry Greenwood
  • Sulari Gentil
  • Henning Mankell
  • George Pelecanos
  • Attica Locke
  • Walter Mosley
and TV Series:
  • The Killing
  • Foyle's War
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • The Wire
  • Underbelly
  • Wallander (the Swedish & the English versions)

Come along - it's free!

Wednesday 17 October, 6.30-8.00 pm

Writers @ Don Bank- Criminal Worlds 
Join crime writers Malla Nunn and PM Newton for a night of conversation about the crime novels and series that crime writers read and watch. It will be a night to talk about criminal worlds, what makes them real and why we keep going back to them.   

*Drinks and nibbles provided. This event will be held at Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier Street North Sydney. For bookings, phone the library on 9936 8400 or email

And put Wednesday 21st November in your diary - Writers @ Don Bank will be back talking Imagined Worlds with SFF writers, Claire Corbett, M.J. Hearle and Momentum Book's Mark Harding.