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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Radio Interview with Peter Corris

With the release of the latest book by one of Australia's most prolific (and popular) authors The Book Show on ABC Radio National has snagged an interview with Peter Corris. Corris chats with Ramona Koval and reads a passage from Appeal Denied.

An interesting comment to come out of the interview is that Corris likes to follow the convention of Ross McDonald's when writing a crime novel that reads: "Disorder in the past surfaces in the present and sets the plot running." It's a convention that Corris believes just about all of his books suscribes to.

He explains that he finds it easy to slip into a new Cliff hardy novel, like slipping on an old coat. Let's hope he hasn't any plans to send the coat to the Salvos any time soon.

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