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Mon, 26 June


Better Read Than Dead

Death in the Sauna: Dennis Altman in-conversation

Join Dennis Altman to celebrate the release his latest book, Death in the Sauna. Dennis will be in conversation with Sue Turnbull.

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Death in the Sauna: Dennis Altman in-conversation
Death in the Sauna: Dennis Altman in-conversation

Time & Location

26 June 2023, 6:30 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

An event is in partnership with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.

In 2003, on the eve of a major international AIDS Conference in London, the Conference chair is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Tracking down how he died reveals layers of deception, rivalry and danger for those close to him.

Dennis Altman is the son of Jewish refugees, who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972. His most recent books are Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist and God Save the Queen: the strange persistence of monarchies. Altman is Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at LaTrobe University in Melbourne. He was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001-5 and was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever. He is Patron of the Australian Queer Archives and the Pride Foundation.

Sue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong. Her academic publications include Media Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press 2014).  Her most recent book Transnational TV Crime: From the Nordic to the Outback, will be published by Edinburgh University Press later this year.  Sue reviews crime fiction for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, is an Ambassador for Sisters in Crime Australia and Chair of the BAD Sydney Crime Festival. She reads a lot of crime.


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