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Booked Out is pleased to announce our newest speaker addition – Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands.
Chris has worked as journalist for more than thirty years, alternating between covering federal politics and international affairs. As a political correspondent, he reported from more than thirty countries across six continents.
Chris is the author of two successful and well-received non-fiction books, The River: A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin and The Coast: A Journey along Australia’s Eastern Shores. The River recounts Chris’ travels through the Australian bush during 2008 and 2009, from Queensland to South Australia, at the height of the worst drought in Australian history. It’s those travels and the people he met that provided the inspiration, and inform the setting, for Chris’s first work of fiction, Scrublands.
Already a no 1. bestseller, Scrublands has taken Australia by storm and is expected to make similar waves internationally.
As a former television and print journalist as well as a crime writer, Chris brings a wealth of experience to his talks. Perfect for library audiences and book clubs, Chris is available in Canberra and surrounding areas.