Propulsive, pulse-raising and terrifying, The Island is the next thrilling adventure from the mastermind behind the award-winning global sensation The Chain, and a family story unlike any you’ve read. Set on an island off the Australian coast and in the USA it features some of the nastiest and one of the bravest characters you have ever read.
You should not have come to the island.
You should not have been speeding.
You should not have tried to hide the body.
You should not have told your children that you could keep them safe.
SPEAKERS: Adrian McKinty
FACILITATOR: Tim Ayliffe
WHEN: 6pm, Thursday 2nd of June
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles of the 1970s and 1980s. His father was a boilermaker and ship’s engineer and his mother a secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship to study philosophy before emigrating to the United States to become a high school English teacher. His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award and have been translated into over 20 languages. Adrian is a reviewer and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Irish Times and The Guardian. Adrian lived in Australia for several years and now lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for more than 20 years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News Australia and the former Executive Producer of News Breakfast. He has travelled widely and before joining the ABC he worked in London for British Sky News. A few years ago he turned his hand to writing global crime thrillers featuring former foreign correspondent John Bailey. He is the author of The Greater Good, State of Fear and The Enemy Within which are being adapted for the screen . When he’s not writing or chasing news stories Tim rides bikes and surfs. He lives in Sydney.