This Thursday: Author Chris Hammer in Conversation

Brilliant… a rural crime novel with remarkable breadth and depth. – Sydney Morning Herald

Author and Journalist Chris Hammer. Photograph by Mike Bowers.

Over the past three years, journalist Chris Hammer has transformed himself into one of Australia’s leading crime writers. His debut novel Scrublands won the CWA New Blood Dagger Award and the Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year, while his latest title, Treasure and Dirt has been described as “a criminally good crime novel set in an evocatively desolate outback opal mining town.”

This Thursday Chris will be discussing Treasure and Dirt and answering questions about his life as a journalist and author right here via Zoom. Simply click on the link below at 7pm on Thursday, 11 November (and enter the passcode) to join Chris and host Ben Hobson for this not to be missed discussion!


DATE: 11 November 2021
TIME: 7pm
COST: Free

Click here to join!
Passcode: 199986

Overdrive cover Treasure and Dirt, by Chris Hammer
“In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot. Nothing about the miner’s death is straightforward, not even who found the body. Homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate…” (Adapted from Overdrive description)