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Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis – Lawyer X
Former gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo is the person at the center of a royal commission that is not set to hand down its findings on the management of police informants until later this year. Join us for this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival. On the panel are ABC investigative reporter and creator of new podcast Trace 2: The Informer Rachael Brown and author of Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me, award-winning true crime writer Vikki Petraitis. They will be joined by self-confessed true crime obsessive and podcaster, Meshel Laurie.

Sep 23, 2020 07:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Online - 20-22 November, 2020
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Speakers

Vikki Petraitis
Author - Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me
Vikki Petraitis has been writing since the early 1990s and her best-selling book The Frankston Murders is a classic in the genre. Vikki is a popular speaker and presenter and her crime presentations are sought after by her growing fan-base of true crime podcast enthusiasts. She is currently working on her PhD in Creative Writing. Her latest book, Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me was out in February 2020. Vikki is now making a true-crime podcast series for Casefile.
Rachael Brown
Trace 2: The Informer (ABC podcast)
Rachael Brown started her career as the ABC's Melbourne cadet in 2002. In 2008, she won the Walkley award for Best Radio Current Affairs Report. She has also been a Europe correspondent and presenter of Trace podcast.
Meshel Laurie
Facilitator
Meshel Laurie works in TV and radio, podcasts, writes columns and books, and parents primary school aged twins. True crime has always fascinated Meshel and in exploring some of the darkest corners of human nature she gives a voice to people, in particular families affected by violent crime.