So, you want to be a crime writer. Where do you start and who do you turn to for advice? Fear not, because the wonderful team at A.H. Bracks Library has got you covered. They’ve invited author David Whish-Wilson and Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter to talk all things crime at a special session for genre writers.
David Whish-Wilson is a creative writing teacher at Curtin University and the author of seven crime novels. David’s first novel in the Frank Swann crime series, Line of Sight (Penguin Australia), was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award, and he has since written three more in the series: Zero at the Bone, Old Scores and Shore Leave, plus a spin-off book called True West. From WA Inc days to West Aussie fascism and from unsolved mysteries to our state’s hidden underbelly, David excels at depicting the darker parts Western Australia’s history through the lens of crime fiction.
Georgia Richter is a publisher at Fremantle Press whose book How to Be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia will be published in February 2020. She has taught creative writing, professional writing and editing at the universities of Melbourne and Western Australia, as well as at Curtin University. Georgia was responsible for developing Fremantle Press’s highly regarded and award-winning crime fiction list.
From research to plotting, and from character to creating a crime series, Georgia and David will take you through the ins and outs of the writing and editing process at this must-attend session for crime writers starting out on their (criminal) careers.
When: 6 pm Thursday 26 November
Where: A.H. Bracks Library, Melville
Tickets: $5; bookings essential via Eventbrite
WA Booksellers currently have a two for one deal on all Fremantle Press crime novels: click for more details.