Mark Brandi
About the author

Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi's bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. His second novel, The Rip, was published to critical acclaim by Hachette Australia in March 2019.Mark's shorter work has appeared in The GuardianThe Age, the Big Issue, and in journals both here and overseas. His writing is also sometimes heard on ABC Radio National.Mark graduated with a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system, before changing direction and deciding to write. Originally from Italy, he grew up in rural Victoria. Mark now lives in Melbourne and is working on his next work of fiction.

Books by Mark Brandi

Mark Brandi Articles

Podcast: Author of The Rip, Mark Brandi on Life, Law and Writing Crime 

Podcast

10 September 2019

Podcast: Author of The Rip, Mark Brandi on Life, Law and Writing Crime 

    I’m interested in exploring why crime happens: Q&A with Mark Brandi, Author of The Rip

    News

    22 July 2019

    I’m interested in exploring why crime happens: Q&A with Mark Brandi, Author of The Rip

      One of the Year’s Best Urban Crime Stories: Read an Extract From The Rip by Mark Brandi

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      10 July 2019

      One of the Year’s Best Urban Crime Stories: Read an Extract From The Rip by Mark Brandi

        Topical, Gripping, Perfectly Paced: Review of The Rip by Mark Brandi

        News

        10 July 2019

        Topical, Gripping, Perfectly Paced: Review of The Rip by Mark Brandi

          Criminal Justice and Country Victoria: Mark Brandi

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          16 January 2018

          Criminal Justice and Country Victoria: Mark Brandi

            Start reading 'Wimmera' by Mark Brandi

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            27 June 2017

            Start reading 'Wimmera' by Mark Brandi

              A Hidden Darkness in Australian Solitude: 'Wimmera' by Mark Brandi

              News

              27 June 2017

              A Hidden Darkness in Australian Solitude: 'Wimmera' by Mark Brandi