Dr Rachael Weaver discussing John Lang and The Forger’s Wife

In honour of the Grattan St Press release of The Forger's Wife,  Dr Rachael Weaver (Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne) has sat down with us to discuss John Lang and his work. John Lang's Biography Dr Rachael Weaver provides some insight into the life of the author, … Continue reading Dr Rachael Weaver discussing John Lang and The Forger’s Wife

Australian Crime Fiction: Breaking out from the ‘Fatal Shore’

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ (1841) established some of the key generic conventions of the detective novel as it has developed internationally – the roles of investigator, assistant, witness and suspect; the presence of both ‘red herrings’ and real clues; and the contrast between the police, constrained by regulation, and … Continue reading Australian Crime Fiction: Breaking out from the ‘Fatal Shore’