John M. Green Returns to the Sydney Writers' Festival 2017 with a Trio of Thrilling Events
May
22
May 28

John M. Green Returns to the Sydney Writers' Festival 2017 with a Trio of Thrilling Events

Join John M. Green, author of Tori Swyft thriller The Tao Deception, over three unmissable events. Topics will delve into his latest novel, North Korea and the art of suspense.

JOHN M. GREEN: THE TAO DECEPTION

Wed, 24 May 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm
Author Talk
Where: Ashfield Town Hall
Presenters: John M. Green

In John M. Green’s {The Tao Deception: A Tori Swyft Thriller}, today’s conspiracy is tomorrow’s reality. When the Pope is assassinated by a drone and a Chinese terrorist group claims responsibility, Dr Tori Swyft – an Australian deal-maker and ex-spy – uncovers a money trail that leads her to China’s border with North Korea. Join John M. Green as he talks about his latest novel and the fascinating real-life inspiration behind this thriller. {Presented with Ashfield Library, Inner West Council}

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SUSPENSE: SETTING AND MOOD

Thu, 25 May 2017 4:30pm-5:30pm
Panel
Where: Sydney Dance Lounge
Presenters: David Francis Sara Foster Sarah Schmidt
Facilitator: John M. Green

The Festival’s most exciting suspense writers bring along their latest novels and discuss their art. Sara Foster’s {The Hidden Hours} is a timeless thriller with a modern twist, set in England’s Lakes District. David Francis’s {Wedding Bush Road} uses Australia’s outback to explore memory and loss, while Sarah Schmidt’s {See What I Have Done} is a true story of an 1892 axe murder in Massachusetts. Sara, David and Sarah discuss mood, setting and the art of suspense. With John M. Green.

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JOHN M. GREEN: ON WHY WE SHOULD BE SCARED SHITLESS ABOUT NORTH KOREA

Sun, 28 May 2017 2:30pm-3:10pm
Author Talk
Where: Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage
Presenters: John M. Green
Facilitator: Juanita Ruys

John M. Green’s {The Tao Deception} is ‘Australian thriller writing at its very best’, says an ABC review. John says he was driven to write the book by ‘a deep worry about electromagnetic pulses being used by a rogue nation to destroy whichever country in the Western world it chose, sending it back into the dark ages by frying its electrics and electronics’. John talks about depicting real-world concerns in literature and how fiction can send powerful messages.

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{Supported by University of Sydney}


Readers' Night Out
Nov
14
Nov 15

Readers' Night Out

  • Flying Fish Jones Bay Wharf

Join author John M. Green for an evening of espionage and international political intrigue overlooking Sydney Harbour from Flying Fish Restaurant!

St Albans Writers' Festival
Sep
16
Sep 18

St Albans Writers' Festival

With Sulari Gentill, Candice Fox and Bruce Venables

Thrillers and crime novels deal in death and destruction. Their heroes and heroines investigate crime on an individual scale or across a whole society, they race against the clock to prevent murder or worse. It seems that readers can never have enough of these two types of writing. John M Green and Bruce Venables are the thriller writers, Candice Fox and Sulari Gentill are the crime writers. Crime writer Nigel Bartlett finds out what draws them to these sometimes macabre and often heart-stopping fictional forms. How do these experts create stories that keep us coming back for more?