Chris Hammer
About the author

Chris Hammer

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 30 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.

Books by Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer Articles

ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

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24 April 2019

ABIA Shortlist 2019: Stellar Debuts

    5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

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    18 April 2019

    5 Author Podcasts, Perfect for an Easter Road Trip

      Podcast: Rural Australian Crime with Chris Hammer

      Podcast

      3 April 2019

      Podcast: Rural Australian Crime with Chris Hammer

        Christmas Nostalgia: Chris Hammer on holidays as a child

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        12 December 2018

        Christmas Nostalgia: Chris Hammer on holidays as a child

          October Book Club: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

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          16 October 2018

          October Book Club: Scrublands by Chris Hammer

            Highly-Anticipated Debut Fiction: Q&A with Chris Hammer on writing his new novel Scrublands

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            31 July 2018

            Highly-Anticipated Debut Fiction: Q&A with Chris Hammer on writing his new novel Scrublands

              Compulsive, Haunting, Intense: read a sample chapter from Scrublands by Chris Hammer

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              31 July 2018

              Compulsive, Haunting, Intense: read a sample chapter from Scrublands by Chris Hammer

                Complex, Compelling, Thrilling Crime: Review of Scrublands by Chris Hammer

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                30 July 2018

                Complex, Compelling, Thrilling Crime: Review of Scrublands by Chris Hammer