Thriller author L.A. Larkin has been described by James Phelan as ‘a world-class thriller writer’ and likened to Michael Crichton by The Guardian and Alistair MacLean by The Times. Her novel, PREY, reintroduces the feisty and resourceful investigative journalist Olivia Wolfe who was described by Sue Turnbull in The Age as, ‘a new breed of female heroine bounding into the hitherto masculine preserve of the action thriller.’
Larkin is author of The Genesis Flaw, Thirst, and Devour, and also writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet. She is a popular festival panellist and radio guest and was on the organising committee for the Ned Kelly Awards.
Renowned for going to extreme lengths to research her books, she travelled to South Africa where much of her novel, Prey, is set. There she learned how to fire a rifle, patrol reserve fences at night, and how to collect wildlife poo, a skill she believes may come in handy in future!
Larkin has a BA in literature from the University of London. She lives in Sydney.
L.A. Larkin teaches Creative Writing Stage 1 and Crime and Thriller Writing.