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Dervla McTiernan: rising star of crime fiction coming to Campbelltown

Internationally bestselling author Dervla McTiernan will make a special appearance in Campbelltown this week.

Ms McTiernan will talk about her latest crime thriller The Scholar as part of the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Book lovers and budding authors are invited to enter the world of the crime thriller and hear the author talk about the writing process and what motivates and inspires her.

Her appearance and talk this Thursday will be moderated by Campbelltown Council’s local studies librarian Andrew Allen.

The Scholar is Ms McTiernan’s second book in the series about detective Cormac Reilly.

It follows the success of The Ruin which was named one of Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Crime Mystery and Thrillers of 2018 and an Best Book of 2018.

The Ruin has also been optioned for TV by Hopscotch and recently been shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards for Best General Fiction.

The Campbelltown author talk is one of more than 400 events attracting audiences of more than 100,000 people during the Sydney Writers Festival, a week long conversation of books and ideas which runs from today (Monday, April 29) and until Sunday, May 5.  

The free author talk with Dervla McTiernan will be held from 6pm, Thursday, May 2 at Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library and light refreshments will be served.

Bookings can be made online at

Anyone requiring assistance to reserve a seat can contact HJ Daley Library on 4645 4444.