B. Michael Radburn
Official Website of the critically acclaimed Author
"There is no terror in the bang,
only in the anticipation of it."
- Alfred Hitchcock
B. Michael Radburn has been writing successfully for decades with over a hundred short stories, articles and reviews published in Australia, the UK, France, and the United States. He was an award-winning short storyteller before his move to novels and screenplays, a move that freed him to further explore his characters, as well as the natural and supernatural environs in his work.
Amidst road trips on his Harley Davidson, and jamming with the local musicians, B. Michael Radburn is a family man and enjoys farming his small Southern Highlands property where the hauntingly beautiful surrounds inspire his stories.
Radburn is the author of Blackwater Moon, The Crossing (soon to be a feature film), The Falls, The Reach and Subterranean. His Taylor Bridges crime series has been translated into French, and 2022 will see the release of Barren Grounds, a gritty psychological crime thriller sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
... Atmospheric, emotional, poignant and tightly controlled, books from Radburn mark him out as an author to be watched.
Radburn is a master storyteller, slowly etching out his plot with deliberate patience while never slowing the pace … The tension builds from the opening scene and only increases as each thread of the story begins to merge and collide, culminating in a satisfying final showdown.
These rates are based on the current ASA rates and apply for literary festivals, residencies, writers’ centres, tertiary institutions, and other public appearances except for schools.
· Whole day (max. 6 hours) $880
· Half day (max. 3 hours) $550
· Per session (max. 1 hour) $350
· Keynotes $1000 (This does not include online or print publication - which must be negotiated separately).
· Weekly rate (max. 5 days - average 6 hours per day) $360
SCHOOLS (PRIMARY & SECONDARY)
Groups of over 120 or with mixed ages may incur an additional charge. Sessions may run for 45-60 mins, to be set by the speaker. Workshops for longer may be negotiated.
· Whole school day (max. 3 sessions) = $600
· Half school day (max. 2 sessions) = $450
· Per school session (max. 1 session) = $300
· Weekly school rate (max. 5 days - average 3 sessions per day) $2500
NB: This discounted rate applies only if the booking is for one school, for a one-week block.