Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Dinuka McKenzie

Dinuka McKenzie is the author of the Detective Kate Miles crime series, The Torrent, Taken and Tipping Point, published in Australia and the UK. She is the winner of the 2020, HarperCollins Australia, The Banjo Prize. Her writing has been shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, the Bad Sydney Crime Danger Awards, longlisted for the Richell Prize, and highly commended in the Australian Crime Writers Association Louie Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the 2022 anthology, Dark Deeds Down Under: A Crime and Thriller Anthology.

Dinuka lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal country with her husband, two kids, and their pet chicken. 


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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Berry Writers Festival Partner: BundanonDymocks books & giftsSouth Coast Property StylingBerry Writers Festival Partner: South Coast Writers Centre