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Chris is the author of Scrublands– the bestselling Australian crime novel set in a drought-ravaged town – and The River – an account of his journey through the Murray-Darling Basin.
Now a full-time author, Chris was a journalist for more than 30 years, covering federal politics and travelling as a roving foreign correspondent.
Formerly a television, print and online journalist with more than 30 years experience – my career was divided between covering federal politics and being a roving foreign correspondent.
Drought, hardship, perseverance.
Love, betrayal, redemption.
Trauma, violence, forgiveness.
The publication of Scrublands and it quickly becoming the #1 bestselling fiction book in Australia – and having international publishers bidding to publish Scrublands.
Publications include Meanjin and The Bulletin and my Australian book publishers are Melbourne University Press and Allen & Unwin.
My books are available in the US, UK, the Commonwealth, France, Germany, Russia etc
Writing. Reading. Life.
Also like wine, swimming, cycling, skiing, photography, film.
I was a television journalist for many years, reporting for SBS TVs Dateline and World News, as well as for the Sydeny Morning Herald and The Age websites.