Chris Hammer: "The characters take on a life of their own."

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Jul 25 2018 25 mins   1
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 —> The Dry by Jane Harper —> The Dark Lake Sarah Bailey —> Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty —> The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan —> The Broken Shore by Peter Temple —> Truth by Peter Temple —> The High Window by Raymond Chandler —> Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly —> The Other Wife by Michael Robotham —> The River by Chris Hammer —> Hosts: Sarah McDuling and John Purcell Guest: Chris Hammer