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Born in South Africa, Peter Temple is one of Australia's most acclaimed writers, and has worked as a journalist, magazine editor, and teacher. He is the author of eight novels, four of which have received the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. Bad Debts and Black Tide are the introductory titles in his celebrated «Jack Irish» series. Five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, Peter Temple is Australia's most acclaimed crime and thriller writer. He is the author of four Jack Irish novels: Bad Debts (1996), Black Tide (1999), Dead Point (2000) and White Dog (2003). He has also written three other standalone novels: An Iron Rose (1998), Shooting Star (1999) and In the Evil Day (2002). He lives in Ballarat, Australia, with his family.
Winner of the Crime Writers Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Best Crime Fiction 2007; Winner of Australia's Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year; winner of the Australian Publishing Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Miles Franklin Award (Australia's premier literary award), The Broken Shore has been published internationally to critical acclaim.
See an interview with Peter Temple here (Reader's Guide):