Who is L. A. Larkin?
Thriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton and John Grisham. Her current novel, The Genesis Flaw, received glowing reviews and has been nominated for four crime writing awards. She appeared in Australia’s leading current affairs program, Today Tonight, with her hacker source, with whom she worked to create the mesmerising hacking scenes.
This British-born author studied literature at the University of London, graduating with honours. Whilst travelling the world, she fell in love with Sydney and emigrated to Australia in 1998. After a successful career in magazine publishing, where she became publisher, L.A. Larkin returned to university to study corporate responsibility, sustainability and strategic public relations at the University of Sydney. She was awarded a merit scholarship for academic excellence. She went on to work for one of Australia’s leading climate change consultancies.
She now divides her time between writing thrillers, her public speaking engagements and running thriller writing courses. She has been invited to speak at numerous writers’ festival both in Australia and in the UK and has run thriller writing workshops in England. She is a member of Australia’s Sisters In Crime and the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association.
Her next thriller, Thirst, is set in Antarctica. It is a tale of survival against all odds and one man’s battle to prevent a global catastrophe. To research Thirst, she spent time in Antarctica, learned about crevasse rescue and how to sew up a wound. She, also, had several cryptic conversations with explosives experts. She is sure she must have set off alarm bells by now!
Thirst is 'The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.' James Phelan
'Action like an icepick in the back of your head.' John Birmingham
'A keep you on the edge of your seat environmental, chiller thriller.' Vanda Symon
'A refreshing authenticity and attention to detail without sacrificing excitement.' Marianne Delacourt
‘L.A. Larkin’s The Genesis Flaw combines corporate dystopia and the moral fringes of bio-science to create a savvy, entertaining environmental thriller.’ The Age
‘Smart, well-researched science creates a solid bedrock for this pacy thriller which deserves comparisons to Michael Crichton and John Grisham.’ ABC radio
‘A sweaty-palm, page-turner with short chapters and loads of action. It’s the literary equivalent of The Day After Tomorrow or Lost; exciting, compulsive reading.’ Bookseller + Publisher