Refugees in desperate flight, surveillance technology and political chicanery – all woven into a novel ripped straight from the headlines. 

Award-winning Australian crime writer Jock Serong set his explosive new thriller On the Java Ridge on the seas between Australia and Indonesia as well as the more treacherous halls of power in Canberra. It engages with timely issues of liberty, power and realpolitik, which he discusses in more depth with local writer Pip Adam, whose novel The New Animals  is shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham Awards.

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Friday 09 Mar


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