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Garry Disher


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Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as thequiet giant of Australian crime fiction, Garry Disher has written over fifty books and is the recipient of many awards, including the 2018 Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his works are the seven books (and counting) in the popular Peninsula Crimes series, set on the Mornington Peninsula – where Disher himself lives.

What draws him to this darkest of genres? What inspires his tales of gothic secrets lurking beneath the sunny surface of the coastal community? Join Disher over lunch on the Mornington Peninsula at Montalto, as he discusses his extensive career – including his most recent book, Consolation – with host Emma Viskic.

Presented in partnership with Montalto

The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.


Garry Disher

Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. His last standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the 2016 German Crime Prize, a prize he has previously won twice. He’s also the recipient of two Ned Kelly best crime novel awards and last year he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achie... Read more

Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series has been published world-wide. Resurrection Bay won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. It was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger and New Blood Awards and the USA’s Barry Award... Read more



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