Portrait of PM Newton

PM Newton

PM Newton is a former member of the New South Wales police and the author of an award-winning debut crime novel, The Old School.

Fresh from an Arts degree, PM Newton joined the NSW police force and spent the next 13 years working in and around Sydney as a detective in drug enforcement, sexual assault, and major crime. But constantly meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives took a toll and Newton resigned from the job to travel and live overseas. The Old School was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and was joint winner of the Asher Literary Award.