Joanna Baker

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival – 31 October- 5 November

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival, 31 October- 5 November, is a new Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie. The inaugural theme is Murder She Wrote. The festival takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, just outside of Hobart. It’s a four-day book spree of deadly Masterclasses, grave Workshops and incisive literary discussions. It

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Marta Dusseldorp joins Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival

Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Jack Irish, is joining Murder She Wrote, the new Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival in the Huon Valley,  Tasmania, 31 Oct to 5 November.  Marta (shown here presenting the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 2014)will appear in panel sessions in Cygnet Town Hall on Saturday 2 and

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Felonious communities and fractured families

The murderous intertwining of love, family secrets and the broader society informs the latest novels by Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker. The authors confessed all under the humorous but incisive interrogation of fellow author Vikki Petraitis in Melbourne on April 12. Under Vikki’s probing, they explained what inspired them to write their novels

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Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival announced

MURDER SHE WROTE HUON VALLEY, 31 October to 5 November 2019 A NEW TASMANIAN WRITERS FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE “Incredibly beautiful Hobart, with its deep blue sea and harbour, and its flowers, trees and shrubs. I planned to come back and live there one day.” Agatha Christie “In honour of the Queen of the

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A murder mystery about mystery itself – Q&A with Joanna Baker

Joanna’s latest book is The Slipping Place (Impact Press, 2018) and she spoke about her literary trajectory with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. Hi, Joanna. First let’s talk about your crime and mystery writing for young adults. In 2005 you won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Novel for Devastation Road.

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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Reading Agatha Christie on the Lonely Edge of the World: Joanna Baker

I don’t know why I write books. I just started one day and never seemed to stop. Familiar anyone? I do know why my books are all murder mysteries, though. And I know exactly when my writing really started. As a kid growing up in Hobart, I had a quiet life. Mostly, I just read.

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