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Gideon Haigh: The Literature of Inquests
'The wife's gone, the kids are dead': The Literature of Inquests

Author and journalist Gideon Haigh is known to many for his award-winning biographies and cricket reportage that span more than 40 books, but for some 20 years he has quietly pursued a curious literary side interest: reading the records of inquests held to determine the cause of death in sudden or suspicious circumstances. Hear from Haigh as he describes the history, mystery and literature of inquests, why they are sometimes more powerful than fiction, and why they can reveal as much about the way a person lived as how they died.

This Melbourne Writers Festival talk was originally scheduled as a live event, but due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, it has been rescheduled as a webinar. Tickets are free (simply register below), but if you'd like to show your support for Melbourne Writers Festival you can donate at https://mwf.com.au/donate.

Presented by Public Record Office Victoria and Ancestry.com.au

Sep 30, 2021 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Gideon Haigh
Gideon Haigh has contributed to more than 100 newspapers and magazines, and published more than 40 books. He has won Premier’s Literary Awards in three states, two Waverley Library Prizes and a Ned Kelly Award for True Crime.