BAD Sydney, in partnership with Woollahra Library in Double Bay, features author, investigative journalist and 60 Minutes TV producer, Grace Tobin in conversation with Walkley Award winning investigative ABC journalist, Elise Worthington. Grace’s book Deal with the Devil (Penguin Random House) is the extraordinary story of the Leveson’s ordeal to grant immunity from prosecution to Michael Atkins, the man they believed was responsible for their son Matt’s death, to enable his body to be located.

Bookings essential, the $10.00 ticket includes wine and canapés. For more details contact Woollahra Library 9391 7100 or


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Thursday 23 May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Woollahra Library

Grace Tobin, author of Deal with the Devil, talks to Elise Worthington

Bookings: Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2019 at Woollahra Library.


Frederic Martel is a leading and gay French journalist and author. His new book claims the upper ranks of the Catholic clergy contain a large proportion of practicing homosexuals, which has created a culture of secrecy that has encouraged homophobia and a lack of action on pedophiles. He suggests one of the reasons the last pope resigned was due to despair about this situation. His In the Closet of the Vatican (Bloomsbury) has had an explosive effect in the Church and has been widely reviewed and discussed around the world. In his only Sydney public event, Martel will be interviewed on stage by the leading and Catholic radio presenter Geraldine Doogue.
There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience, and book sales and signings afterwards. This event is being organised by the Sydney Crime Writers Festival because of our interest in the intelligent public discussion of bad behaviour that affects society.
5 June, 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Pitt St Uniting Church
Frederic Martel, author of In the Closet of the Vatican, talks to Geraldine Doogue in his only Sydney appearance.