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The Tilt with Chris Hammer

The Tilt with Chris Hammer

Date & Time

October 26, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

The Tilt with Chris Hammer

In conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé from BAD Sydney

Bestselling author of Scrublands and Treasure & Dirt, Chris Hammer, joins us in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé from BAD Sydney for this special event.

Chris will talk us through his latest book, The Tilt, a captivating thriller about a detective investigating an unusual cold case.

There will be an author signing after the talk for those that are interested, and EFTPOS will be available for book sales via credit card. The Tilt is also available for SMSA Members to borrow from the Library.

Event Details

This event will be held in person at SMSA’s Henry Carmichael Theatre at Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.

Free event – registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity.

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About The Tilt

The latest stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands and Treasure & Dirt.
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 Hammer 

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 Catherine du Peloux Menagé

Catherine du Peloux Menagé is Artistic Director of BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, the premier writers festival for crime writing in Australia.

After a career in educational publishing, Catherine is also a teacher and facilitator at writers’ festivals and literary events.

She co-founded the St Albans Writers’ Festival in 2015 and was its Artistic Director from 2015 to 2018.

Catherine was a Director of the Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival at the Women’s Club from 2019 to 2021 and a Judge of the annual Ned Kelly Awards.

She has been Artistic Director of BAD Sydney since 2019.

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Date & Time

October 26, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Henry Carmichael Theatre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 1


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