This week Cheryl Akle is joined by award-winning writer Chloe Hooper to discuss her new book, The Arsonist – a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers. Together they discuss the immense research that Chloe conducted to write the book, and what The Arsonist reveals about Australian society and culture.
Podcast guest: Chloe Hooper
Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement.