Join Sisters in Crime Australia as Ann Turner and Louisa Larkin talk to Hazel Edwards about their new thrillers, both set in Antarctica, and why the landscape provides such an appealing, if chilling, scene of the crime.
Ann Turner is a screenwriter and director. Her bestselling debut novel, The Lost Swimmer (2015), has been optioned for film by producer Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker, Japanese Story). A second crime novel, Out of the Ice (Simon & Schuster) explores the dark side of human progress and a past and present of tragedy, deception and survival. It features environmental scientist Laura Alvarado who is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station. Both books are being published by Simon & Schuster Australia in the UK.
Louisa Larkin's second novel Devour (Hachette) is set in Antarctica and is the first in a series featuring investigative journalist, Olivia Wolfe, whose life is in constant peril. An action-packed conspiracy thriller about an ancient Antarctic lake buried beneath the ice for millions of years, Devour sets Wolfe on a journey that will ultimately lead her to a man who would obliterate civilisation.
Hazel Edwards is an Australian author who has written 200 books, including the classic children's book, There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, which has celebrated its 30th anniversary. In 2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship and travelled to Casey Station on the Polar Bird ice-ship. This visit inspired a range of creative projects including the YA eco-thriller Antarctica's Frozen Chosen, picture book Antarctic Dad and the memoir, Antarctic Writer on Ice.
This event will be followed by a brief Annual General Meeting at 9.45pm. Open to all financial members. Nomination forms for positions of national co-convenors will be accepted on the night of 7 October 2016.
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Dinner upstairs from 6.30 pm (bookings not necessary); men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome
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