12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW


Dennis Altman, Robert Gott and Sulari Gentill

in conversation with Sue Turnbull

Wednesday 28 June 7pm

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. Robert Gott has just added a new wickedly funny and  satirical new book Naked Ambition to his list of crime campers and historical crime and Sulari Gentill’s latest book The body in the library has been an international hit.

Join them in conversation with Sue Turnbull for a evening of humour, laughter and great book talk.

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

BAD Events: Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman

BAD People: Robert Gott

Robert Gott

Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill

Bad People: Sue Turnbull

Sue Turnbull

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