This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: 194  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Crime
Who doesn’t dream of penning a taut psychological thriller that becomes an instant worldwide bestseller? With her wildly successful novel The Girl on the Train, Zimbabwean-born journalist Paula Hawkins turned fantasy into reality. Featuring a less than likeable protagonist prone to blackouts and drunk dialling, The Girl on the Train is a tale with deep and deceptive currents where nothing is as it seems. Don’t miss Paula’s conversation with ABC RN’s Kate Evans as she chats about her work, her inspiration and the key ingredients for a compulsive read.

Saturday 21 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City Recital Hall , 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Paula Hawkins (International)

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for 15 years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. It has been published in over 40 languages and has been a number one bestseller around the world.

Kate Evans (Australian)

Kate Evans has worked in radio, TV, book publishing and universities. She joined RN in 1997, and has spent time both behind the scenes and in front of the microphone, on a range of programs including Rear Vision, Hindsight, Life Matters, The Comfort Zone, The Book Show, Australia Talks and MovieTime. During that time, she also completed a PhD in history, and worked on various TV and radio special projects. As someone whose greatest pleasure is reading books and speaking to interesting people, she’s delighted to be presenting Books +.



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