Many classic crime and thriller reads centre around uncovering long-held secrets or investigating cold cases, but what new terrors are right here in our present-day? Here are three writers of gripping new novels that highlight the frightening possibilities of the present and what untold fears await us in the near future. Hear from Tim Ayliffe (The Enemy Within), J.P. Pomare (The Last Guests) and Caroline Overington (The Cuckoo’s Cry), in discussion with Sulari Gentill (The Woman in the Library).

This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

J.P. Pomare (Australian)

J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer whose work has been widely published. His debut novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. J.P.'s novels In The Clearing and The Last Guests were critically acclaimed bestsellers, while his novel Tell Me Lies was a number-one Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. His latest novel is The Last Guests.

Tim Ayliffe (Australian)

Tim Ayliffe

Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for more than 20 years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News. He writes global crime thrillers featuring former foreign correspondent John Bailey. He is the author of The Greater Good, State of Fear and The Enemy Within. Ayliffe's currently working on the fourth John Bailey novel and his Bailey books have also been optioned for TV. When he's not writing or chasing news stories, Tim rides bikes and surfs.

Caroline Overington (Australian)

Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is the Literary Editor at The Australian; a two-time Walkley winner for investigative journalism; host of the true crime documentary The Disappearance of William Tyrrell; and the author of 15 books. Her most recent novel The Cuckoo's Cry was published in 2021.

Sulari Gentill (Australian)

Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill is the multi- awarding-winning, internationally published author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Hero Trilogy and the standalone thriller, Crossing the Lines. Her latest novel, The Woman in the Library, will be released in June 2022.