Psychology and Crime: Val McDermid speaks to Michael Robotham
Join two of the world’s leading thriller writers, Val McDermid and Michael Robotham, for an intriguing conversation about psychology and crime. Val, whose novels hold us captive time and time again, will explore her recent novel, The Skeleton Road, featuring Detective Karen Pirie in an investigation into old conflicts, false identities and buried secrets.
Val McDermid is queen of the psychological thriller. She is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over eleven million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award.
Michael Robotham’s tense psychological thrillers include Lost,The Suspect, The Night Ferry, Shatter, Bleed For Me, The Wreckage, Say You’re Sorry, Watching You and the recent Life or Death. Previously a successful investigative reporter in the UK and Europe and later a Sunday Times bestselling ghost-writer, Michael’s novels have won many admirers including Stephen King, Peter James and of course, Val McDermid. He has been shortlisted for the UK Steel Dagger and won the Ned Kelly for best crime novel twice.
'Val McDermid, what a diva of crime! ... an acute and credible psychological thriller.' - Sunday Examiner on The Vanishing Point
'As ever, McDermid's gift for taking ordinary, everyday events and giving them a sinister twist, plus her keen observations of human nature, make for a truly gripping tale..' - Sunderland Echo on Cross and Burn
When Monday 29 September, 7pm - 8pm
Where Eternity Playhouse | 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Price $28 ($23 concession)
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