Interview with Hayley Scrivenor - DIRT CREEK

Interview with Hayley Scrivenor - DIRT CREEK

For this special episode, Carol Ann Tack of Top Shelf at Merrick Library and I interview Hayley Scrivenor together. We talk about her debut novel Dirt Creek, how the different titles and covers came about for the U.S., UK, and Australia, how she didn't set out to write a crime novel, her use of a Greek chorus, and so much more.

Hayley’s recommended reads:

  1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  2. The Year of the Horses by Courtney Maum

Check out my Summer 2022 Reading List, my August Buzz Reads, and my Most Anticipated Mysteries/Thrillers of 2022 blog post.

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Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Dirt Creek is her first novel. Originally from a small country town, Hayley now lives and writes on Dharawal country and has a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Wollongong on the south coast of Australia. An earlier version of Dirt Creek was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and won The Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award.