Sunshine Coast Libraries invites you to enjoy an evening with legendary investigative journalist Hedley Thomas, in conversation with Matthew Condon.
Hedley and Matthew will dive into investigative journalism and discuss everything from Chris Dawson’s conviction to the latest in the Queensland’s DNA lab inquiry.
Hear behind the scenes details about Hedley’s five true crime podcasts – The Teacher’ Pet, Shandee’s Story, The Night Driver, The Teacher’s Trial and Shandee’s Legacy which have reached a global audience with over 80 million downloads.
Hedley is The Australian’s national chief correspondent, specialising in investigative reporting with an interest in legal issues, the judiciary, corruption and politics. He has won eight Walkley awards including two Gold Walkleys; the first in 2007 for his investigations into the fiasco surrounding the Australian Federal Police investigations of Dr Mohamed Haneef, and the second in 2018 for his podcast, The Teacher’s Pet, investigating the 1982 murder of Sydney mother Lynette Dawson.
Matthew Condon is a prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist. He has written ten books of fiction, including The Trout Opera and is the author of the bestselling true-crime trilogy about Queensland crime and corruption – Three Crooked Kings (2013), Jacks and Jokers (2014), All Fall Down (2015) and Little Fish are Sweet (2016). Matthew’s most recent book is The Night Dragon (2019) with podcast Ghost Gate Road.
Hedley and Matthew will be available for a meet and greet after the event.
PRESHOW WITH HAYDEN HACK
From 6pm, enjoy live music with popular local artist Hayden Hack, an award-winning songwriter and musician featuring live looping, unique guitar and vocal soundscapes.
* 5pm – Cafe, Bar and Box Office open
* 6pm – Live music with local artist Hayden Hack
* 7pm – Event starts