Peter Corris

One of Australia’s most prolific writers, Peter Corris has passed away at the age of 76.

Peter Corris was an Australian academic, journalist, historian, and writer of historical and crime fiction. As a crime fiction writer he became known as the “God-father of the modern Australian Crime Fiction”.

Peter Corris was awarded Life Time Achievement award for crime writing in 1999 by Crime Writers association of Australia. As a crime novelist Corris is best known for his series featuring Sydney PI Cliff Hardy.

Peter Corris wrote 102 books across different genres including historical fiction, sports writing, biographies, history and true crime. His writing career span over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, and a writer in her own right Jean Bedford, three daughters and seven grandchildren.

It is an amazing life that we should admire and celebrate. Parramatta City Library has some of Peter’s books available for loan.