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Associate Professor, Griffith University

Matthew Condon is an award-winning author of several novels, works of non-fiction, and is the two-time winner of the Steele Rudd Award for short fiction. His novels include The Motorcycle Café, The Pillow Fight and The Trout Opera. His non-fiction titles include Brisbane and, as editor, Fear, Faith and Hope: Remembering the Long Wet Summer of 2010-2011.

Three Crooked Kings is the first of two explosive investigative accounts about former Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and crime and corruption in Queensland and NSW over a half-century. The second book, All Fall Down, will be released in late 2013 and looks set to be even more of a sensation – charting Lewis’ rise to the top and his spectacular fall from grace, through to his time in prison – Condon has had extraordinary access to Lewis’ 2500 page secret prison diary.


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    Adjunct Professor, School of Creative Industries, QUT