Crime Writer Garry Disher
Frankston City Libraries
Popular local author Garry Disher is one of Australia’s best-known writers. He was born on a farm in South Australia, and decided in childhood to become a writer, influenced by a love of reading, his father’s original bedtime storytelling, and the isolation of farm life.
He later gained a BA degree from Adelaide University, and worked and travelled widely in the UK, Europe and Africa after graduation. His crime novels are rapidly earning an international reputation. He is the two-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing, and the three-time winner of the German Crime Prize, most recently winning in 2016 for the best-selling novel Bitter Wash Road.
Many people will be familiar with his gritty crime novels, many set on the Mornington Peninsula. His most recent crime novel is Under The Cold Bright Lights. Garry has followed this up with a book titled Her which leaves the modern crime theme and explores the life of a little known young woman in the early days of colonial Australia.
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