Secret and Lies
198 Vincent Street, Cessnock, NSW, 2325, Australia
7th April 2018
The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and since then it has become one of the Hunter Region’s leading cultural events. It attracts Australia’s leading writers and thinkers and previous guests have inclu In 2017, the festival celebrated its fifth anniversary with a record audience of 9000, which included a schools program and free family fun day. In 2018, best-selling writer Michael Robotham will be the special guest at this notable event. Before becoming a novelist, Michael was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist he has investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has also worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes. Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than one million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. . In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his stand-alone thriller Life or Death. Michael will sign books after the event.