Mark Brandi

Round up of the shortlists for the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards

My round up of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards shortlist is now at Newtown Review of Books

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Had a bit of a break from work last week so I'm behind with posting these. This was one of those books that I have been looking forward to, set in a part of the world that's not a million miles from home - then and now.

From the Blurb:

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends.

Wimmera

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends.

Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid.

ISBN: 
9780733638459
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Mark Brandi

Author Information
Brandi, Mark

Mark Brandi has been published, broadcast and shortlisted in journals and competitions both locally and overseas. Originally from Marche, growing up Italian in a rural Victorian town influences much of his work. Mark graduated from a criminal justice degree and his career includes roles as a policy advisor and project officer in the Department of Justice, before changing direction and deciding to write. Mark's writing has appeared in THE GUARDIAN, THE AGE, the BIG ISSUE, and is often broadcast on Radio National.