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Tue, 25 Oct


The Vanguard

The Tilt by Chris Hammer Book Launch

Join us as we celebrate the latest stunning thriller The Tilt, from the bestselling author of Scrublands and Treasure & Dirt, Chris Hammer. Chris will be in conversation with ABC's The Bookshelf, Kate Evans.

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The Tilt by Chris Hammer Book Launch
The Tilt by Chris Hammer Book Launch

Time & Location

25 Oct 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

A man runs for his life in a forest.  A woman plans sabotage. A body is unearthed.  Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder - a 'file and forget'.  But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the present day. As Nell starts to join the pieces together, she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her. Could her own family be implicated in the crimes?  The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more dangerous the present becomes for her, as she battles shadowy assailants and sinister forces. Can she survive this harrowing investigation and what price will she have to pay for the truth?  Gripping and atmospheric, The Tilt is a stunning multi-layered novel by the acclaimed and award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt.

About Chris

Chris Hammer is a leading Australian author of crime fiction. His first book, Scrublands, was an instant bestseller when it was published in mid-2018. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasy Award for a debut crime novel in 2019 and was shortlisted for various awards in Australia and the United States.  Scrublands has been sold into translation in several foreign languages and is being developed for television. His follow up books - Silver (2019), Trust (2020) and Treasure & Dirt (2021) - are also bestsellers and all have been shortlisted for major literary prizes.  Before turning to fiction, Chris was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. He reported from more than 30 countries on six continents with SBS TV, while in Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, senior writer for The Age and Online Political Editor for Fairfax.  Chris has also written two non-fiction books The River (2010) and The Coast (2012). He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Charles Sturt University and a master's degree in international relations from the Australian National University.

About Kate

Kate Evans has been a reporter/producer for 7.30 ACT (formerly Stateline) since mid 2010.

She completed her cadetship in the Canberra newsroom, working as a radio, television and online news reporter.

Prior to joining the ABC she completed a Masters degree in international relations at the ANU and worked at English language newspapers in Argentina and Cambodia.


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