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Crime Writing Masterclass with Chris Hammer

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ACT Writers Centre

Gorman House 55 Ainslie Avenue

Braddon, ACT 2612

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Join the author of unique rural crime noir blockbuster, Scrublands, for a journey into the elements of effective, gripping crime fiction. Get to the bottom of how to write compelling suspense and twists you’ll never see coming. Chris will also share his tips for bringing your landscape to life as an important ‘character’ in your story.

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Chris Hammer has worked as journalist for more than thirty years, alternating between covering federal politics and international affairs. Chris has worked as Senior Writer for The Age, Chief Political Correspondent for The Bulletin and Online Political Editor for Fairfax. As a roving international correspondent for SBS TV’s Dateline program, he reported from more than thirty countries across six continents.

Chris is the author of two successful and well-received non-fiction books, published by Melbourne University Press: The River: A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin and The Coast: A Journey along Australia’s Eastern Shores. The River was shortlisted for the 2010 Walkley Book Award and won the ACT Book of the Year in 2011. The book recounts Chris’ travels through the Australian bush during 2008 and 2009, from Queensland to South Australia, at the height of the worst drought in Australian history. It’s those travels and the people he met that provided the inspiration, and inform the setting, for Chris’s first work of fiction, Scrublands.


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