Is there a collective noun for authors? Last weekend a herd/pod/mob of Booked Out authors headed north for the sparkly Gold Coast Literati Festival.
Angela Savage has treated us to an insightful write-up of the literary weekender, in two parts here and here.
Angela was paired up with fellow female crime writers, LA Larkin and PM Newton for the aptly named panel Deadlier than the male? as well as the adorable Kate Holden for a discussion of the impact of setting on a story. Daniel Ducrou was also up there to talk about setting in his session on “Slightly obscure” towns. Nick Earls and Max Barry spilled the beans on being published overseas. And Gregory Day, David Astle, Tony Wilson and Peter Rix shared some of their trade secrets with aspiring authors.