This week books have taken over Australia's biggest city, with the Sydney Writers Festival 2010 in full swing. And today our Aussie cousins have the chance for three bites at the Neil Cross cherry - knowing Cross, he'd hope to be a cherry of some darker and less sweet variety, like the French Black Morello cherry...
Getting back to the point; the acclaimed thriller novelist and TV scriptwriter is part of three fantastic events (which are in fact all free and open to the public) today. At 10:30am he is joined by Australian's Michael Robotham and Lenny Bartulin (who are both longlisted for this year's Ned Kelly Award) for "Not Everyone’s a Cop" (none of the trio's heroes are policeman or licensed PIs). That event is at the Studio 1 of the Sydney Dance Company venue, at Pier 4/5 on Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
At 2:30pm Cross commands the neighbouring Studio 2/3 stage solo for "Neil Cross: Spooks", and then in the evening he heads out to the Ashfield Library for one of the 'Suburban and Regional' events, "Neil Cross: Captured".
Cross has been pretty busy and in the public eye lately, appearing at the International Arts Festival in Wellington, having his new BBC TV series, Luther, launch to good reviews in the UK, and having his latest psychological thriller, CAPTURED, released downunder.
You can read my review of CAPTURED here, and my review of last year's BURIAL, here.