Anne Buist gives talks and workshops on Thrillers, Writing, the portrayal of psychiatry in fiction and the Overlap of Fiction with Forensic Psychiatry (Women’s Mental Health)


2023: Locked Ward out January 31st!

2nd February 6pm at Sandringham Library (free), in conversation with Vikki Pertraitis book here 

5th February 4-5pm Blarney Books Port Fairy

7th February Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist talk about their books at The Rivoli Camberwell organised by Dymocks Camberwell. For information and bookings click here

March 11th Creative Compatibility, Avid Reader, Brisbane 2:30 for 3:00 pm-check Avid Reader for updates in time (Graeme Simsion doing a workshop before)


July 2nd: Storyfest writers festival, Yarram, Gippsland workshop on how to write character and panel with Clementine Ford and Cath Moore here


November 20th 12:15-1:30 pm Online – Stonnington Festival

October 31st Clunes – online

Completed Before Covid Intervened!:

June 8th Camberwell Rivoli (Dymocks Camberwell)

June 15th 7.00pm The Stirling Hotel with Matilda Bookshop, South Australia

June 28th Avid Reader Queensland

July 1st Warrnambool Library

July 4th Clunes

July 15th 6.30pm Geelong Library


August 28th 7.30-8.30pm  Wyndham library in conversation with Claire Halliday (via zoom) here

August 12th (via Zoom) Mornington Penninsula Library: In conversation with Claire Halliday here

In conversation with Graeme Simsion at Avid Reader June 9th 6:30-7:30pm listen here

Book Love Tuesdays on Facebook with LJOwens 7-8.30pm Tuesday April 28th

Book Launch 6:30pm April 29th online with Readings (The Long Shadow, pub date April 28th)

Emirates Literary Festival, Dubai, 14:15 February 8th


Mental Health in Fiction, November,  workshop Writers Victoria

Hill Of Content, Melbourne interviewing Graeme Simsion on The Rosie Result

Canberra Flash Fiction 27-28th April (workshop and keynote on writing)

Clunes 4-5th May


Great Escape Bookshop Aireys Inlet 7pm January 26th

  • 3CR talking This I Would Kill For with Jan here

Launch This I Would Kill For at Readings Carlton 6pm 1st February

Tuesday 6th February 6-7.30pm Richmond Library

Friday 9th February 8pm Rising Sun Hotel South Melbourne with Sisters in Crime Domestic Noir: Why the family cauldron is a crime (Anne Buist, Megan Norris and Emily Webb with Vikki Petraitis)

Perth Writers Festival: 22nd Feb 12-1pm Coordinating Conjunctions; Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion on wedding words and lives with Ian Andrew; 22nd Feb 6.30-7.30pm Graeeme Simsion and Anne Buist: a novel relationship with Geraldine Mellett; 25th Feb 10-10.45am This I Would Kill For with Ray Glickman; 25th FEB 12.30-1.15pm Two Steps Forward Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion with Gillian O’Shaunessy

Blackwells Bookshop Edinburgh, UK April 11th

Sunday 28th April David’s Bookshop Letchworth Garden City London UK 5.15PM

Monday 30th April Lindum Books, Lincoln London, UK 6.30pm

Monday May 14th Moonee Ponds Library

Monday May 14th Moonee Ponds Library

Sunday 20th May Queenscliff Lit fest

Wednesday 23rd May Nagambie/Shepparton

Sunday 27th May 4.15pm Bayside Festival 2

Friday June 1st 6pm Garden City Library, Brisbane

Saturday June 2nd Brisbane Avid Reader 2pm

Canberra Muse cafe 3pm June 3rd

June 11th Woodend festival

June 13th Kew Golf Club – literary dinner

June 17th Willamstown festival 10.30-11.30am

June 28th Glen Eira Storytelling

ANZ retired Officers 8.11.18

Nunawading Library 15.11.18

2017 October tour with Graeme Simsion for release of Two Steps Forward (publicist

Book Launch Tuesday 3rd October 6.30pm Hobba Eatery and Bar, with Corrie Perkins from My Bookshop

7th October Muse with Suzanne Kiraly, Muse Bookshop, Canberra

9th October 6.30pm Stirling Library, Matilda Bookshop, Adelaide

12th October 6.30pm Readings Doncaster, Melbourne

15th October Woolhara Library Double Bay

16th October 12-3.00Woollongong lunch Villa D’Oro Function centre

17th October 12-3.00pm Tallwoods restaurant Mollywood Beach(NSW) with Meredith Jaffe

18th October 7pm KinoKinuya Bookshop Sydney level 2 /500 George St

19th October Zinc Fed Sq Melbourne 5.515-8.15 The Age Live

21st October 10-11am Ballarat Writers Festival

22nd October Maryborough Railway Station Cafe Gallery 2-3pm (Bendigo Writers Festival)

23rd October Hornsby library 1pm/ Mosman Library event 7pm

24th October Sydney Northern Beaches Library, Warringah Mall 6.30pm

25th October 1.00-2.00pm Garden City Library

14th November Rochester Hotel, Victoria, evening

15th November 7pm Mary Martin Southbank Victoria

16th November 7pm The Avenue Bookshop Albert Park

21st November Petrachs Launceston 6pm

28th November Fullers Bookshop Hobart 5:30pm

7th December 7pm Tim’s Bookshop Maling Rd Canterbury

Canterbury 13th December 6.30pm Geelong Library



Canberra Writer’s Festival 25-27th August: 25th – Wine and Crime 11.30am-12.30pm with Sulari Gentill level 4 National Library; 27th: 2.30-3.30pm In conversation with Graeme Simsion about being married and writing together

Sydney Writer’s Festival Saturday May 27th 7.30pm People of Letters

Here: Vivid, Anita Heiss (and Graeme Simsion) win Indigenous Literary Debate…the ball is apparently better than the book, and catching up with Di Morrissey

Newcastle 29th April ANZAPPL conference

Perth talks 29.3.17 & 30.3.17

Blog Tour – Dangerous to Know UK 15.3.17 to 27.3.17


Launch London 14.3.17


Mystery Thriller Week February 12 2017


Double Act with Graeme Simsion at the National Library, Canberra Nov 30th 5.45-7.15

November 19th Chairing “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” at Sister’s in Crime Crime spree in St Kilda here

Crime and Justice: Scandi Noir at Denmark House 10.11.16

PLC Luncheon November 11th

October 3rd 6.30-8pm Stoke Newington Bookshop, 59 Stoke Newington Rd rsvp UK launching Medea’s Curse with Legend Press

October 7th 4.15pm Sunday Times Garden Theatre, Imperial Square: Cheltenham Literary Festival

November 2-8 Sharja Literary Festival

Victorian Medical Women’s Assoc 29th June 2016

MD student conference 30th June 2016

Logan & Tweed Heads 4-5th July 2016

Burdekin 14-16 July 2016: session in conversation 10.45pm 16.7 and 9am 17.7 and with Graeme Simsion 2pm 16.7

Maitland Library 20 July 2016

Newcastle 21.7

Cairns  4.8

Townsville 5.8

Sydney 16-17th August 2016

RACV club 20.8

Port Fairy 9-11.9

Earlier (2015: It was a busy year!)

Perth Writer’s Festival 19-22nd February 2015 Case Studies with Dawn Barker and Forensic Detail with Barry Maitland  (Signing below next to Tom Robb Smith)

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Eltham Bookshop presents Partners in Crime: Graeme Simsion in conversation with Anne Buist. Maroush restaurant 1092 Main Rd Eltham 10th Feb 6.30pm RSVP 0394398700

Sun Bookshop 10 Ballarat Rd Yarraville 12th Feb 6.30pm

Sisters in Crime with Jaye Ford, Rising Sun Hotel Feb 6th. Thanks for a fun night with some lively discussion, and to Deb Force at Sun bookshop!Here I am with Maggie Baron and Jaye Ford….and Graeme Simsion with my book and Jaye


Waurn Ponds Library 25th February 2015

Adelaide Writers Festival Feb 28th 2015  (on Youtube here)Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens East Stage with Sofie Laguna and Jo Case 

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Wheeler Centre 6pm 16th March

Festival of Colour, Queenstown New Zealand 25th April The Somewhat Crazy Worlds of Simsion and Buist

Dymocks Camberwell Book Club 6.45pm 5th May Ebony Quill Cafe

UNSW Workshop ” So You Want to Write a Thriller?’ Robert Webster Building Room 335 UNSW 10am-1pm May 6th

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UNSW IN conversation with Anne Brewster Io Myers Studio Gate 2 High St Kensington May 6th 6.30pm-8pm

Mona vale Library event 1 Park St Mona vale May 7th 12-1.30pm

Berkeouw Horsnby, Westfield shopping centre 6.30-8pm May 7th

Bundaberg Writers’ Festival here:

15th May  Library 49 Woondoona St 10-11am

16th May 1.15pm to 3.45pm”Putting the Thrill in Thriller” workshop CG University

17th May 12-2 pm Literary Lunch, talking along with Elizabeth Lowrie & Lindsay Simpson. Across the Waves Sports Club

Her with Sandy Curtis the organiser (and the big bottle of Bundy…)


Camden Civic Centre Camden May 21st with Graeme Simsion as part of the SWF see article here and on Youtube here

Sydney Writers’ festival:Co-conspirators with Graeme Simsion 22 May 10-11am

SWF :Neuroses and Diagnoses: Characters and their Psychology Natasha Mitchell talks with Anne Buist, Michael Christie and Matt Haig 22 May 3-4pm

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Camberwell Library 7pm June 4th

Bateman’s Bay Writer’s Festival 6th June 2015 Crime Writing-the Thrill of it All with Gabrielle Lord and Mark Henshaw (10.30-12.00) and Couples Write On with Graeme Simsion (4-5.30pm)


Broadcast of Sydney Writers Festival Panel : Interviewer Natasha Mitchell with Anne Buist, Matt Haig & Michael Christie Online June 12th 9am AEST at

Williamstown Literary Festival (WillyLitFest) midday 14th June, auditorium at Williamstown town hall:  ‘Fatal Attraction’ with Anna George and Robert Gott  2015


Brisbane Libraries:

14th July 5-6pm Sunnybank Hills, Compton Rd

15th July 2-3pm Chermside Library 375 Hamilton Rd

16th July 10-11am Mt Ommaney Library 171 Dandenong Rd

16th July Ashgrove Library 87 Amarina Ave

Geelong Masonic Lodge July 25th

Women’s Goulburn Valley Luncheon 26th July

African Dinner to support Mental Health Foundation of Ghana Northcote Town Hall July 26th

Tamworth Writer’s Festival 1st August Tamworth library with Graeme Simsion. Below catching some live music (Sally-Anne Whitten band) the night before – we were in Tamworth after all! Great turn out at the library and a fun audience!

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Creative Fuel Global Forum conference key note speech with Graeme Simsion 10.30am Sydney 6th August

Bendigo Writers Festival 8-9th August: with Graeme Simsion 9.30am Saturday 8th at the Capitol Theatre; Ethics & Writing 1.45pm Sunday 9th at the Old Fire Station with Peter Craven, David Musgrave and Anne Elvey talking to Meredith Doig

Melbourne Writer’s Festival :

With Graeme Simsion at Airey’s Inlet Community Centre 21st August

Italian Cultural Institute (details pending) 4.30pm Monday 24th August

“The Book That Changed Me” discussing The White Hotel by DM Thomas hosted by Hannah Kent 4pm at ACMI Festival Club, Federation Square, Friday 28th August

Brisbane Writer’s Festival 3rd-6th September

Logan library, Masterclass, Guilty as Charged panel with Dave Warner and Robert Gott, Sexy Texts with Krissy Kneen and Susan Johnson and solo session. Busy!

Session below talking about heroines: Sophie Hannah, Kate Grenville, Sarah Waters (and sorry, Jane Caro out of shot!)

Below – Krissy Kneen reading a WOW letter to future self (with some funny bits as the moderator is appreciating!)

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Rochester Wine Bar and Tavern Friday September 11 6pm

Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist discuss their writing lives
Rochester Wine Tavern

Moonee Ponds Library 7pm Tuesday 15th September

Scone Writers Festival 2-4th October: Gender stereotyping in fiction, and in conversation with Kate Mailer.

Ionian Club, Kew midday October 8th

Ponder and See Literary Salon and Ubud Writer’s Festival 24th October – 4th November


Inverloch Library at RACV November 12th with Graeme Simsion and News Expressinverlochnov15 (2)


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