Chloe Hooper’s first novel A Child’s Book of True Crime was shortlisted for the UK’s Orange Prize and she has since written two acclaimed works of non-fiction about contemporary Australia. The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island won the Victorian, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australian Premier’s Awards. The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire details a deliberately lit fire on Victoria’s Black Saturday, and, as Jeff Sparrow wrote, “demonstrates why literature still matters”. Bedtime Story is her most recent book.
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