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Leigh Redhead

Leigh Redhead
Leigh Redhead was born in Adelaide in 1971 to hippy parents. She has a degree in film making and cultural studies and has worked as cook/deckhand on a prawn trawler, a lingerie waitress and stripper.

Her first novel, Peepshow, burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2004 introducing PI Simone Kirsch to readers. Simone made her next appearance in Rubdown. Redhead’s third Simone Kirsch novel Cherry Pie has Simone setting up her own PI agency and getting into more trouble with her clients, her lovers and the police. Redhead has been twice among the Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelists of the year.

Leigh Redhead will be appearing:

Three authors discuss the exceptions humour allows
The Ned Kelly Awards celebrate Australian crime writing, in the fields of fiction and non fiction, in a three-part event: an address by Rhys Muldoon, a crime debate, and awards presentations.