Three wonderful crime writers, whose books are set in the Central West and Far West areas, explore why rural crime novels are so popular, and what makes them so good to write! Hear authors Aoife Clifford (It Takes A Town); James McKenzie Watson (Denizen), and Rhys Gard (Four Dogs Missing), as they chat with Jen Barry.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
RHYS GARD
Rhys Gard is a writer and a chef. Between careers, he studied English and Film at the University of New South Wales. He has worked as a journalist, marketer, wine writer and restaurateur. He lives in Mudgee. Four Dogs Missing is his first novel.
AOIFE CLIFFORD
Aoife Clifford is the author of All These Perfect Strangers, which was long-listed for both the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize, and Second Sight, a Publishers Weekly(starred review) and PW Pick for Book of the Week. Aoife’s short stories have been published in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States, winning premier prizes such as the Scarlet Stiletto and the S.D. Harvey Ned Kelly Award.
JAMES MCKENZIE WATSON
James McKenzie Watson writes fiction with a focus on health and rural Australia. His novel Denizen won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize and was shortlisted in the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards for Best Debut. James has written for The GuardianMeanjinKill Your Darlings and the Newtown Review of Books. He co-hosts the writing and health podcast James and Ashley Stay at Home

 

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