Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.
The Broken Shore won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple’s first three novels Bad Debts, Black Tide and Dead Point have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. These were screened on the ABC.
Michael Heyward’s tribute to Peter Temple in the Australian ($)
CrimeMag (Germany), ‘A Big Farewell for Peter Temple’
Saturday Paper, ‘Remembering Peter Temple’ by Michael Heyward
Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Australia’s new climate of fear’ (Aug 18)