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Natalie Conyer

Natalie Conyer is the writer of Present Tense, a 2021 Ned Kelly award winner

Natalie Conyer was born and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, but now lives in Sydney with Henry, the world’s most affable cat.

Her debut crime novel, Present Tense, is set in Cape Town. This winner of the 2020 Ned Kelly Award for Debut Crime Fiction, is a hard-boiled police procedural about an ordinary cop trying to find his way in a thrilling and dangerous country. Present Tense was also short-listed for the 2020 Davitt Awards for Best Adult Crime Fiction & Best Debut Crime Fiction, and was selected by The Australian as one of their Best Books of 2020.

Natalie has loved and read crime fiction all her life, so much so she chucked in a perfectly respectable career to write it. Her short stories have won several awards in the Scarlet Stiletto competition run by Sisters in Crime Australia.

Dr Natalie Conyer holds a PhD in Creative Arts in (of course) crime fiction. Don't forget to visit Natalie's blog.

5-star praise for Present Tense

Present Tense: pick of the week.
- The Age,
The Sydney Morning Herald

"So well written…I look forward
to a second in the series"
- Enid Lacob

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