On Sunday 20 July I'll be appearing on two panels as part of the Crime and Justice Festival in Melbourne.
12 noon - Matters of Procedure
The procedural crime novel is one of the longest-standing – and most successful – crime genre formats around. Even Voltaire's Zadig written in even earlier 1748 features a main character who performs feats of analysis and which could, at a push, be considered the earliest example of detective fiction. Looking at matters procedural today will be PD Martin, Garry Disher, Barry Maitland and, as participating chair, Marshall Browne.
4pm - Letters from America
Sydney Bauer and PD Martin both set their work in the United States. Is there something about the FBI or the American legal system that makes their work faster paced, sexier even? And does this boost international sales? Helping them compare notes will be Crime and Justice Creative Program Director, Simon Clews.
For more information, including the full three-day program, visit http://www.crimeandjusticefestival.com/