Author spotlight – Michael Robotham


This post is one of what I hope becomes a series of “author spotlight” posts.

In 2008 Michael Robotham became an Australian Books Alive ambassador, and in each subsequent year he has been on an extensive speaking tour of Australia during July & August.
This year he plans to tour Australia April 28-May 30, but details have yet to be announced.

His 2011 touring plans include UK on March 18, Germany March 19-22, and South Africa July 24-30.

Michael’s next novel, THE WRECKAGE, to be published in May 2011, will see the return of retired detective Vincent Ruiz and introduce a new character, crusading journalist Luca Terracini.

My reviews of Robotham titles

Awards

THE SUSPECT

  • International Book of the Month (Bertelsmann’s Book Clubs)

LOST (aka THE DROWNING MAN)

  • Winner of Ned Kelly Award 2005 – Best Crime Novel
  • Shortlisted for the 2006 Barry Award – Best British Novel published in the US

THE NIGHT FERRY

  • Shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award 2007
  • Shortlisted UK Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger in 2007

SHATTER

  • Winner of the Ned Kelly Award 2008 – Best Crime Novel
  • Shortlisted UK Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger in 2007
  • Shortlisted in the inaugural ITV3 Thriller Award (Breakthrough novelist)
  • Shortlisted for South Africa’s Boeke Prize.

BLEED FOR ME

  • Shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award 2010 – Best Crime Novel
  • Chosen for Channel 4’s TV Book Club in the UK

Other links of interest

Newspaper interviews:

Bleed For Me

Bombproof

Shatter

The Night Ferry

The Drowning Man (aka Lost)

(aka Lost)
The Suspect