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Criminal Minds Breakfast

Criminal Minds Breakfast Sun 23 Feb 9am The University Club Restaurant, UWA Sun 23 Feb 9am The University Club Restaurant, UWA $80
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Crime fiction is one of the most established popular genres across global literature (from Scheherazade’s Three Apples to Sir Conan Arthur Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes). Over breakfast three local celebrity crime authors – Dervla McTiernan, Sara Foster and David Whish-Wilson – talk to Will Yeoman about the contemporary challenges of an old craft.

Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Rúin, is a critically-acclaimed international bestseller, which has been published in the US, the UK and Ireland. It was shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 Irish Book Awards, longlisted for the Indie Awards, shortlisted in the Australian Book Industry Awards and was named on the Amazon US Best Book of the Year list 2018.

Born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven, McTiernan studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for 12 years. Following the global financial crisis she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now lives with her husband and two children. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, she now writes full-time.

Sara Foster has written five critically acclaimed novels: Come Back to MeBeneath the ShadowsShallow BreathAll That is Lost Between Us and The Hidden Hours. She was born and raised in England and moved to Australia in 2004. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW, but grew up in Singapore, Victoria and WA. He left Australia aged 18 to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia. He is the author of The Summons, The Coves and three crime novels in the Frank Swann series: Line of Sight, Zero at the Bone and Old Scores. His non-fiction book, Perth, part of the NewSouth Books city series, was shortlisted for a WA Premier’s Book Award. He now lives in Fremantle and coordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University.

Time & Location

Sun 23 Feb 9am


The University Club Restaurant, UWA, Hackett Drive, Crawley / Godroo


90 minutes


    • Adult: $80
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