Meet the Author: Chris Hammer In Conversation

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Cannonvale Library

Shop C1, Whitsunday Plaza

8 Galbraith Park Drive

Cannonvale, QLD 4802

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Author Chris Hammer is visiting the Whitsundays to talk with journalist Declan Durrant about his latest crime novel "Treasure & Dirt".

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"Treasure & Dirt" is a superb standalone thriller from the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust.

This event will include a Q&A and book signing. Limited copies of "Treasure & Dirt" will be available for purchase (cash only - $33) at the event.

Light refreshments provided.

Author Bio

Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He reported from more than thirty countries on six continents. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, current affairs correspondent for SBS TV and a senior political journalist for The Age.

His first book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award. Scrublands, his first novel, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards, shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and won the UK Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Debut Dagger Award. Silver was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2020 ABA Booksellers' Choice Book of the Year Award, and longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Trust was published in 2020 and was longlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Chris has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra with his wife, Tomoko Akami. The couple have two children.


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Shop C1, Whitsunday Plaza

8 Galbraith Park Drive

Cannonvale, QLD 4802

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