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October Book Club: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

October 16, 2018

We’re super excited about this next Book Club, and we think you’re going to love it. This month we’ll be reading and talking about Scrublands by Chris Hammer.

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

Purchase a copy of Scrublands here || read our review here

About The Author:

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 has 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.

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, Dr Tomoko Akami. The couple have two children.

Special guests for this Book Club will be Chris Hammer and Jane Palfreyman, Chris’s publisher at Allen and Unwin.

The Book Club is streamed live to our Facebook page at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday 31st of October 2018.

Make sure to tune in and bring your questions with you.


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