12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

BAD Events: Dennis Altman
BAD Sydney: Dennis Altman in conversation with Sue Turnbull
Bad People: Sue Turnbull

Dennis Altman

in conversation with Sue Turnbull

Monday 26 June 6.30 pm

On the eve of a major international AIDS Conference in London, the Conference chair Pomfrey Lister is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Tracking down how he died reveals layers of deception, rivalry and danger for those close to him, his colleagues, his wife, his lover. The tight plot with its twists and turns will keep you entertained (and guessing!) all the way to the last page.

“Imagine Agatha Christie parachuting into the heady world of gay saunas and HIV research, and you’re getting close to this delicious, camp and tightly-plotted murder mystery.”  – Benjamin Law

Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman, the writer and academic who is well-known for his LGBTIQ+ activism and advocacy was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001-5) and has been a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society. Death in the Sauna is his first venture into crime fiction. He will be talking about it to well-known crime reviewer Sue Turnbull.

Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull is Senior Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Wollongong.  Sue is Australia’s premier long-term reviewer of crime fiction for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is the Chair of the BAD Sydney Crime Festival, is an Ambassador for Sisters in Crime Australia, as well as being a sought-after facilitator and interviewer.

Her academic publications include Media Audiences (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and The TV Crime Drama (Edinburgh University Press 2014).  Transnational TV Crime: From the Nordic to the Outback, will be published by Edinburgh University Press later this year. 

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