With its rich blend of fiction and faction (‘non-fiction’) crossing between history and philosophy, and combining memoir and biography, Swamp Deaths is a unique series of detective stories written by a swamp ghost writer. It mixes different types of texts and creates new and intriguing ways of environmental storytelling that will fascinate and delight rusted-on readers of detective fiction and attract new ones.
Rod Giblett is the author of 30 books of fiction and faction (‘non-fiction’). He lived by a swamp in Western Australia for 28 years and wrote several books about it. He now lives in Melbourne and wrote about it as a city of ghost swamps in several books. He is Honorary Associate Professor in the Writing and Literature Program at Deakin University.
Cover Image: Eugene von Guérard, Mount William and part of the Grampians in West Victoria 1865 Oil on cardboard, 30.3 x 40.6 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Collier Bequest 1955 (1562–5).