Get to know Peter Corris

For those of you outside Australia, Peter Corris could be the most famous writer you’ve never heard of. Best known for his crime fiction featuring detective Cliff Hardy, Corris’ vast body of work has earned him a place in Australia’s literary walk of fame in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Corris also brings the immediacy and engagement of whodunits to more serous fiction. His latest novel, Wishart’s Quest takes readers on a remarkable journey across four countries and four decades as a foundling child’s encounter with a portrait in a country town art gallery where white and black Australia meet ignites a search for his roots. As I wrote in Asia Times, the book draws on Corris’ background as a student of Australian and Asian history to tell a compelling story. In short, it’s one of our finest contemporary writers at the top of his game. Enjoy it.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, financial crisis, and cheap lingerie.

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