Chloe Hooper’s first novel A Child’s Book of True Crime was a 2002 New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

In 2006 she won a Walkley Award for her writing on the inquest into the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee. The Tall Man, her 2008 book-length account of the case, received among other prizes, the Victorian, New South Wales, Western Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

Her second novel, The Engagement, of 2012, was described by the Financial Times as “a gothic tale, filled with brilliantly creepy details.”

And her account of the Australian Black Saturday bushfires, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, was voted 2018’s Best Non-fiction title by Australian Independent booksellers, while The Sydney Morning Herald claimed it “demonstrates why literature still matters.”

Chloe’s 2022 memoir, Bedtime Story, is “an exquisite work,” says the Guardian, showcasing “her prodigious talent for getting to the true heart of a story.” Between books, Chloe works on film projects and writes widely about culture and politics.

A Child’s Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper

A Child’s Book of True Crime

by Chloe Hooper

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