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Author Talk: Chris Hammer

Author Talk: Chris Hammer

On October 21, 2021

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Join this live video conference with Chris Hammer in conversation with Ben Hobson. Visit Bundaberg Library to watch or watch live from home.

Chris Hammer is the author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust. His new book, Treasure and Dirt, is a standalone thriller set in the badlands of opal country.

Register to hear Chris Hammer, in conversation with Brisbane author Ben Hobson, talk about his writing including his new book “Treasure & Dirt”.

There will be 2 ways to participate:

1. From home, 6pm-8pm. Register and you will be sent a Zoom link the day before the talk.

2. In the library, 5.15pm – 8pm. Register to attend this in-person event at the library with like-minded readers (note: Chris Hammer will not be appearing in person). Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk which will be projected on a screen for all to enjoy.

It is expected that a Q&A will be undertaken after the talk. Questions for Chris? Send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Wed 13 Oct and we will pass them on (we have been asked to forward questions to the event host).

This event has been made possible through event host, OverDrive, and publisher Allen & Unwin.

Copies of Chris’s and Ben’s books may be purchased through your local bookseller or online retailer, and borrowed from the Libraries.

Author Bio

Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He reported from more than thirty countries on six continents. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, current affairs correspondent for SBS TV and a senior political journalist for The Age.

His first book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, was the recipient of the ACT Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Book Award and the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award. Scrublands, his first novel, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for Best Debut Fiction at the Indie Book Awards, shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and won the UK Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Debut Dagger Award. Silver was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2020 ABA Booksellers' Choice Book of the Year Award, and longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Trust was published in 2020 and was longlisted for Best General Fiction at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Chris has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He lives in Canberra with his wife, Tomoko Akami. The couple have two children.

For more information phone Bundaberg Regional Libraries on: (07) 4130 4140


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2021-10-21 03:15:00