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Friday, July 06, 2007

Around the Traps #5

As mentioned earlier today, Peter Temple has won the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for his novel The Broken Shore and has consequently been mentioned by crime blogs from all over the shop.

The NY Times has made brief mention of The Broken Shore by Peter Temple with Marilyn Stasio opining that it offers some provocative and painful views of Australia’s inner landscape.

Michael Robotham has been interviewed by Christopher Bantick in Brisbane's Courier Mail this week. The article covers Robotham's ghost-writing past, his popularity with overseas audiences, the fear (in retrospect) that Robotham has over the prospect of writing from the point of view of a woman and his dislike of the process of plotting a story.

Tim Rutten at the LA Times believes that The Night Ferry is an altogether superior thriller. I reckon I'd pay that.

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