Author Talk: Chris Hammer
23rd October 2023
5:30 - 8:00
- Cost Free
49 Woondooma Street Bundaberg
Visit Bundaberg Library to hear bestselling author Chris Hammer talk about his latest book: The Seven.
• Bookings essential
Chris Hammer is a leading Australian author of crime fiction. His new book is a compelling thriller filled with intrigue, emotional depth and an evocative sense of place—where nothing is ever quite what it seems.
- Doors open at 5.30pm for light refreshments prior to the talk at 6:00pm.
- Copies of Chris’s books may be purchased on the night, through your local bookseller or online retailer, and borrowed from the Libraries.
- Book signing available.
Chris's first book, Scrublands, was an instant bestseller when it was published in mid-2018. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasy Award for a debut crime novel in 2019 and was shortlisted for various awards in Australia and the United States.
Scrublands has been sold into translation in several foreign languages, and a television series based on the novel is scheduled for completion in late 2023. His follow up books - Silver (2019), Trust (2020), Treasure & Dirt (2021) and The Tilt (2022) - are also bestsellers, and all have been shortlisted for major literary prizes.
Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. He reported from more than thirty countries on six continents with SBS TV, while in Canberra his roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and online political editor for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris has also written two non-fiction books, The River (2010) and The Coast (2012). He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University.