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Australia Reads with Christian White

Hume Libraries

Event Date: 9 March 2023
Author / Presenters: Christian White

We're celebrating the Australian Reading Hour with one of our most famous thriller and crime fiction writers!

Christian White is one of Australia’s most popular crime fiction and thriller writers, regularly appearing on our most-borrowed list for his award-winning novels The Nowhere Child, The Wife and the Widow, and Wild Place.

Join us at Sunbury Library to hear Christian speak about his work as a writer, in this very special Australia Reads event.

Christian White is an Australian author, screenwriter and producer. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Since publication The Nowhere Child has been shortlisted for major awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction Book of the Year. Rights to The Nowhere Child have been sold in 17 international territories, and acquired for a major screen deal. His second and most recent novel, The Wife and the Widow, was released in September 2019 in Australia and January 2020 in the US. It became an instant bestseller and has been shortlisted for the 2020 Indie Book Awards for best fiction. Christian’s third novel, Wild Place, was published on October 26, 2021. Christian co-created the television series Clickbait, with Tony Ayres (The Slap), which went straight to number 1 on Netflix in 41 countries, including Australia, the US and the UK. Christian also co-wrote the feature film Relic, a horror/drama starring Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote and Robyn Nevin, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an AWGIE award for Best Feature Film at the 2019 Australian Writer’s Guild Awards. Christian writes from his home in Melbourne, where he lives with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.

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