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MEDIA RELEASE - True crime author heads to Glenelg Libraries

17 January 2019

True crime readers are invited to gain a unique insight into personality, perception and what makes a killer as part of an upcoming author event at the Glenelg Libraries.

Australian author and contemporary true crime writer Maryrose Cuskelly will present at the Portland Library on 21 February from 5:30pm as a part of the Glenelg Libraries Summer Read List program.

The event will see Cuskelly appear in conversation with local author and former journalist Maya Linnell discussing her new novel Wedderburn, which follows the story of a savage triple homicide which shook the small town of Wedderburn, Victoria.

Library and Information Services Manager Yvette Parker said the event would appeal to all true crime fans, with Cuskelly’s work exploring the shattering impact of crime upon the community.

“Wedderburn was released in October last year with glowing reviews, with fellow authors describing it as ‘chilling and hypnotic’ and ‘an ugly story told beautifully’. We are pleased to welcome Cuskelly to the Glenelg Libraries off the back of this recent success,” she said.

“In Wedderburn Cuskelly asks the reader fundamental questions such as ‘is it ever justifiable to kill a man? What does it take to provoke a murder? And does a killer lurk within all of us?’

“Prepare for chilling court room scenes, fascinating conversations and provoking insights into community, personality and perception during this intimate author event.”

Maryrose Cuskelly is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Original Skin: An exploration of the remarkable human hide and co-author of The End of Charity: Time for social enterprise), which was the winner of the Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues.

Her essays and articles have been published in a range of magazines, journals, and newspapers, including The Age, The Australian, The Melbourne Magazine, WellBeing, The Big Issue and RealTime.

Last year Cuskelly won the Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing (Non-fiction) for her essay Well Before Dark.

For further information and to secure your place for the In Conversation with Maryrose Cuskelly event please contact the Glenelg Libraries on 5522 2265.

Event Details:

• In Conversation with Maryrose Cuskelly
Thursday 21 February 2019
Portland Library
5.30pm – 7.00pm

FREE event, light supper provided. Bookings required, phone 5522 2265.

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