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Dinuka McKenzie – Author Visit – Stories behind the storyteller

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April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday April 23, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Welcome back Dinuka! Please join us on Tuesday 23rd April at 5.30pm in our Port Macquarie Library for a chat with Australian crime thriller author Dinuka McKenzie.

Dinuka will introduce us to her third novel, Tipping Point, #3 in the Det. Kate Miles series. Leanne loved it!

Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and the author of the Detective Kate Miles crime series published in Australia and the UK. She is the winner of the 2020 HarperCollins Australia Banjo Prize. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, the Bad Sydney Crime Danger Awards, longlisted for the Richell Prize, and highly commended in the Australian Crime Writers Association, Louie Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the 2022 Dark Deeds Down Under crime and thriller anthology. Dinuka lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal country with her husband, two kids, and their pet chicken.

Dinuka was the 2021 fiction judge for the New England Writers’ Centre, Thunderbolt Crime Writing Prize, and from 2020-22 volunteered as part of the organising committee for the Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival (Writers Unleashed).

Dinuka has hosted writing workshops for Writers South Australia, Writers Victoria, WestWords, The Society of Women Writers NSW, Sydney University Festival of Creativity, and the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Sutherland). She has appeared in multiple online and in-person events including library talks, podcasts, radio, and writers festivals. These include the Sydney Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, South Coast Writers Festival, Writers Unleashed, BAD Sydney Crime, Northern Beaches Readers Festival, Context Writers Festival, and Terror Australis Festival.

Dinuka has interviewed and hosted in-conversation events with authors including Nardi Simpson, Michael Robotham, Candice Fox, Emma Viskic, R W R McDonald, Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Veronica Lando, Kirsty Jagger, and Carla Fitzgerald.

TIPPING POINT (#3 in Det. Kate Miles series)

A suicide. A shooting. And a reckoning, decades in the making. The must-read new Detective Kate Miles novel from ‘a born storyteller’ (Michael Robotham).
Weeks from Christmas in the sweltering heat of summer, Detective Kate Miles’ estranged brother, Luke Grayling, returns home to Esserton to farewell a childhood friend – Ant Reed, dead by suicide. Within days of the funeral, another young man, Marcus Rowntree, is found shot dead in the back paddock of his property.

Almost twenty years ago, Luke, Ant and Marcus were best mates in high school and now two of the three friends are dead. A tragic coincidence? Or is there something more sinister connecting the three men?

When Luke is identified as a person of interest in Marcus’s death, Kate once again finds herself in the middle of a media storm, sidelined from the case and battling accusations of conflict of interest. As press attention deepens, and uncomfortable truths about Luke’s personal life and past events come to light, Kate is forced to contend between loyalty to the police force, and the bonds of friendship and blood.

Dinuka photo credit: Emma Stergio.

OUR LOCAL BOOKSHOP BOOKFACE WILL BE SELLING COPIES OF DINUKA’S BOOK AT OUR EVENT.

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            [accepting_payments] => 
            [force_checkout] => 
            [check_in] => 
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        (
        )

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    [rtec_classes:RTEC_Event:private] => Array
        (
        )

)