Chris Hammer: "The characters take on a life of their own."
Scrublands has sold into multiple countries, has been optioned for the screen and has hooked many of us in the office! Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years before his first book, The River, was published to critical acclaim in 2010. We chat with Chris about the inspiration behind Scrublands, his writing process, the bidding war for his book and that intense hook at the beginning of the novel. Books mentioned in this podcast: Scrublands by Chris Hammer —> https://bit.ly/2LzhSSg The Dry by Jane Harper —> https://bit.ly/2OcisUi The Dark Lake Sarah Bailey —> https://bit.ly/2uYC05K Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty —> https://bit.ly/2OcAru5 The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan —> https://bit.ly/2LLL5Gs The Broken Shore by Peter Temple —> https://bit.ly/2mGg4IY Truth by Peter Temple —> https://bit.ly/2LvnE7x The High Window by Raymond Chandler —> https://bit.ly/2uTHdgj Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly —> https://bit.ly/2OdBaLe The Other Wife by Michael Robotham —> https://bit.ly/2JSpxpK The River by Chris Hammer —> https://bit.ly/2LG9Jv8 Hosts: Sarah McDuling and John Purcell Guest: Chris Hammer