Christian White’s The Nowhere Child, the fastest-selling debut novel by an Australian author ever, has already sold rights into 17 countries. It unravels the story of Kimberley, a Melbourne woman who discovers she may have been kidnapped as a child from a town in the US. As she searches for the truth, we find ourselves in a strange, compelling world of cults, secrets and conspiracies. Elizabeth McCarthy speaks with Christian about the psychological thriller he thought would never see the light of day.

Christian White (Australian)

Christian White

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose debut novel, The Nowhere Child, became an instant bestseller when it was published in 2018. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into seventeen countries. He also co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film currently in production, to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders and Partisan).

Elizabeth McCarthy (Australian)

Elizabeth McCarthy

Elizabeth McCarthy is a Melbourne-based radio producer, presenter and book reviewer on Australia's biggest independent radio station, 3RRRFM. She hosts monthly in-conversation events in Melbourne for the Wheeler Centre, and is the convenor of the 2019 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. From 2013–2017, she anchored Triple R’s flagship books and writing show, Multi-Storied, and she has previously produced and presented content for ABC radio and television.