David Whish-Wilson's blog

True West

True West was released on November 5. Please see the reviews and media sections for updates.

The Coves release

THE COVES was released last week and is now available in all good bookshops. It was previewed on writer Amanda Curtin's blogsite here - https://amandacurtin.com/2018/06/26/2-2-and-2-david-whish-wilson-talks-about-the-coves/

THE COVES released

The Coves was released last week and is now available in all good bookshops. It was previewed on writer Amanda Curtin's blogsite here - https://amandacurtin.com/2018/06/26/2-2-and-2-david-whish-wilson-talks-about-the-coves/

It was reviewed by Westerly here - https://westerlymag.com.au/david-whish-wilson-coves-review-rebecca-harris/

More reviews to follow.

Line of Sight released in German translation - Die Ratten von Perth

This week German publisher Suhrkamp Verlag released Line of Sight in Germany under the title Die Ratten von Perth. It was great working with the translator Sven Koch, and the publisher Thomas Wortche. Suhrkamp also publish fellow-Australian crime writers Adrian McKinty, Tania Chandler and Candice Fox. 

The first comprehensive look at the Frank Swann series in Germany was recently posted by German journal Crimemag - http://culturmag.de/rubriken/buecher/alf-mayer-ueber-david-whish-wilson-die-ratten-von-perth/102628

Derby - launch and media.

Sean Gorman and my book on Dockers/Eagles rivarly - tapping into 40 fan's memories of their coming to footy and growing up in the West is being launched tomorrow by Dennis Cometti - details if you follow the link below.

In the meantime, the first media for the book is trickling in:

In the West Australian: https://thewest.com.au/entertainment/books/eagles-v-dockers-the-power-an...

In the community news: http://www.communitynews.com.au/cockburn-gazette/lifestyle/book-on-derby-rivalry-a-page-turner/

Old Scores - new reviews and The Perth Freight Link 'The Monthly' article

In the lead-up to the recent sate election I penned an essay in The Monthly on the political processes behind the flawed and destructive Perth Freight Link Project, which can be linked to here - https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/march/1488421058/david-whish-wi...

As well, two new reviews for Old Scores are just in:

Old Scores - first media, first reviews and launch

We'll be launching Old Scores down at The Buffalo Club @ 54 High Street, Fremantle, on Wednesday November 16. Freo MP Josh Wilson will be doing the honours.


The first radio interview, with 6PR's drivetime host and crime writer Adam Shand, can be found here - https://audioboom.com/posts/5244430-david-whish-wilson-041116


You'll find the full list of reviews on the Reviews page, but here is a taste of some of the early ones:

Old Scores - first review and release date

The release date for Old Scores, my new Frank Swann crime novel set in 1980s Perth is November 1, although the first review is in and quoted here:

New publications

I've been away from the blogging desk working on several forthcoming projects, and so have been doing most of my posting on Facebook, but here are a few recent publications:

2014 Patricia Hackett Prize for 'The Cook'

A big thanks to the judges of the Patricia Hackett Prize for awarding it to 'The Cook' this year. Some of the alumni are enough to make me blush - Kim Scott, Bruce Dawe, Michael Wilding, Terri-ann White, Peter Porter, Joan London, Marion Halligan. And more recently, my colleague and friends Deborah Hunn and Laurie Steed. It's great to see a genre crime story on the list of winners.

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