In Episode 361 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Chris Hammer, author of the crime thriller Trust. Discover what you need to know about traditional publishing and 8 signs you'd be a great freelance/content writer. Catch up on the Your Kid's Next Read author talk with Jacqueline Harvey. Plus, we have 3 copies of Life After Truth by Ceridwen Dovey to give away.
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His new book, Trust, was published in Australia and New Zealand in October 2020 and internationally from early 2021.
Scrublands was an instant bestseller upon publication in 2018, topping the Australian fiction charts.
It was shortlisted for major writing awards in Australia, the UK and the United States. In the UK it was named the Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year 2019 and won the prestigious UK Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.
The books are notable for their atmospheric Australian settings, range of colourful characters, intricate plots, descriptive language and emotional depth.
Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years. He reported from more than 30 countries on six continents for SBS TV. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and Online Political Editor for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra, Australia.
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