Michael Robotham thinks he’d make a useless criminal. But as the author of thrillers that have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, he has an indisputable knack for putting crimes to page. In this captivating talk, the winner of the UK Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger and two-time Ned Kelly Awards winner talks about why ‘perfect’ crimes are usually boring, and his choice to write about imperfect ones instead. Michael’s latest novel is The Secret She Keeps.

Michael Robotham (Australian)

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Michael Robotham is one of Australia’s most successful crime writers, whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 24 languages and sold more than six million copies around the world. He has won numerous prizes including the UK Crime Writer’s Gold Dagger and two Ned Kelly Awards. His latest novel is The Secrets She Keeps


Roanna Gonsalves (Australian)

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Roanna Gonsalves is the author of The Permanent Resident, an acclaimed collection of fiction that is on several lists of must-read Australian books and is being studied at a number of universities. Roanna has been called 'a bold Australian voice' who 'writes like a minx, full of mischief'. She is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She has a PhD from UNSW and is a highly experienced workshop facilitator.