12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

BAD All Year: Michael Brissenden in Conversation

BAD SYDNEY - Michael Brissenden in Conversation
A compulsive thriller that takes us from the seedy streets of Sydney to the corridors of power in Canberra.

Join BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to hear Michael Brissenden talk about his brand new thriller Dead Letters, with fellow journalist and thriller writer Tim Ayliffe.

Book your ticket now to watch the event online. Attendees will receive the link to watch by email two days before the event. Head to the BAD Sydney bookseller partner Better Read Than Dead to buy copies of Michael Brissenden’s Dead Letters or The List, or Tim Ayliffe’s The Greater Good or State of Fear.

Michael Brissenden

Two-time Walkley Award winner, Michael is a now a reporter for the ABC’s 4 Corners after more than thirty years as a political journalist and foreign correspondent, covering many of the biggest international stories from all corners of the globe. He was the political editor for the 7.30 Report in Canberra from 2003 to 2009, the ABC’s Defence and National Security Correspondent and most recently he has worked as the host of the AM national current affairs program. In 2017 released his debut page-turning thriller The List.

Tim Ayliffe

Tim Ayliffe’s latest book The Enemy Within will be published in August by Simon and Schuster. Tim has been a journalist for almost twenty years and is the Managing Editor of Television and Video for ABC News. He has also worked as TV News Editor for ABC News and the Executive Producer of ABC News Breakfast. Before joining the ABC in 2006, Ayliffe worked in London for Sky News as a digital and television journalist.


As counter-terrorism expert and AFP agent Sid Allen, who featured in Michael’s acclaimed first novel The List (2017), investigates the murder of politician Dan LeRoi, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, he uncovers corruption and menace at every turn. Is the murder of journalist Zephyr Wilde’s mother decades earlier connected? As Sid and Zephyr start to dig, things get very dangerous. 


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