John Lang

The Forger's Wife, John Lang

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Forger's Wife
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780987625304
Series: 
Colonial Australian Popular Fiction
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Grattan Street Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

John Lang

Author Information
Lang, John

John Lang (1816-1864) was the first Australian-born novelist, often lauded as the first known writer of detective fiction in the Anglophone world. He is best known for his collection of short stories in Botany Bay: True Tales of Early Australia (1859) and for his career as a barrister. His grandfather was transported to Australia in the First Fleet for stealing eight silver spoons.