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Alex Hammond: A Writer’s World: Blood Witness

Alex Hammond (2014)

Session Info:

Alex’s novel Blood Witness was selected for the State Library of Victoria’s 2014 Summer Read and has subsequently been selected by a number of book clubs. This session that discusses some of the inspiration behind the novel highlighted by key sequences in the novel read by the author. Time also allowed for audience Q&A.


  • Technological challenges faced by modern crime writers
  • Adapting a legal setting into a compelling story
  • The significance of family history and stories
  • Common misconceptions of the law
  • Writing a debut novel

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