Michael Robotham walks us through the twists and turns of his brilliant career, in conversation with Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams.
The ninth novel from journalist turned ghostwriter turned crime writer Michael Robotham was described in the Australian as his darkest yet, ‘with chilling gothic set pieces that would have made Hitchcock blanch’.
Michael Robotham’s stellar career has seen him ghost write a number of famous autobiographies, twelve of them becoming Sunday Times bestsellers. His move into crime fiction has been phenomenally successful, with his books selling millions of copies worldwide. His previous novel, Say You’re Sorry, also featuring psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, was named by Stephen King as one of his best books of 2012.
Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne. He has worked at the Wheeler Centre since inception in 2009, when he was hired as the Head of Programming before being appointed as Director in September 2011.
He has hosted Blueprint for Living (2015–2016), then Talkfest (2017–2019), on ABC RN. He remains a regular guest on ABC Radio and TV. Michael has also worked as a Breakfast presenter for Melbourne’s 3RRR, as a member of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, in publishing and has written extensively for the Guardian, the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian and elsewhere.