Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Garry Disher

Garry Disher is one of Australia’s best-known novelists. He’s published over 50 books in a range of genres, including crime, children’s books, and Australian history. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, southeast of Melbourne.

Disher's novel Under the Cold Bright Lights is now out in the US.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Disher's reply:
An Australian, I have been reading more Australian fiction recently, especially the crime novels The Dry by Jane Harper, and Scrublands by Chris Hammer. My crime novel Bitter Wash Road (published by Soho in the US), sits comfortably with both books in a sub-genre we might call "outback noir". The setting is remote rural rather than urban, and, crucially, the lead investigators are newcomers or outsiders who, unlike completely-at-home urban investigators like Bosch in LA, must try to understand the setting in addition to the circumstances of the crimes they're investigating.
Visit Garry Disher's website.

The Page 69 Test: Under the Cold Bright Lights.

--Marshal Zeringue