Bumper crop of Qld debut authors

Posted: March 28, 2009 in Media, Reading, Writing
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If you’re quick, there’s still time to grab a copy of today’s Courier Mail (28 March 2009) and check out the etc lift-out’s cover story and two-page spread on the current infestation of debut novelists coming out of the Sunshine State.

Yes, I am one of them, and yes I do rate a quick mention. The on-line version  Queensland writers break out with debut novels doesn’t include the rather fetching photograph of yours truly, but you all get enough of that right here, don’t you? 😉

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Comments
  1. Great article Chris! Always inspiring to see Queenslanders out making a mark in the literary world (and getting some well deserved publicity too!)

  2. I felt so proud when I read that Courier Mail spread this morning.
    The Sunshine State produces more than just pineapples, sugar cane and tourism.
    We have a container full of literary talent.
    Chris, congrats again on your success!

  3. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Katherine and Karen – Nick Earls told me he recalled one year where three Queenslanders published debut novels, but eight is quite an all-time high. May it usher in an increased appreciation of all things literary.

  4. JJ Cooper says:

    It was a great surprise, and honour, to be mentioned amongst an obviously very talented group of writers.

    Look forward to catching up.

    Cheers,

    JJ

  5. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks JJ, and congratulations to you too on your first review of The Interrogater. Here’s the link for thriller fans http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/5069

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