Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Garry Disher has been a full-time writer since 1988 and has published over fifty titles across multiple genres: general/literary novels, crime thrillers, story collections, fiction for children and teenagers, anthologies (as editor), creative writing handbooks and Australian History textbooks.

With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and three Australian awards for best crime novel of the year, and been longlisted twice for a British CWA Dagger award. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Garry’s latest novel The Way It Is Now has just been published by Text Publishing (November 2021).

Clive JAmes’s poem The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered and I am Happy.

Garry Disher’s debut novel recommendation: Loraine Peck’s The Second Son. (Check out our interview with Loraine here!)

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