Andy Muir brings all of his experience as a screenwriter and story researcher on some of Australia’s biggest television drama series, including Neighbours, Home and Away, and the hugely successful Underbelly franchise to his crime writing.

Following his television work on the Underbelly, (including Underbelly Squizzy) he was asked to write the novelization of that show for Allen & Unwin in 2013.

In 2014, Andy completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting (Television Drama) at UCLA in Los Angeles which led to recognition of his work both in Australia by the Australian Writers Guild, and in America at The Austin Film Festival, the Tracking Board, and Stage32 competitions.

In 2017, Affirm Press published the first novel in Andy’s new crime series, Something for Nothing, that introduces the character of house painter and part time abalone poacher Lachie Munro who lives in the northern New South Wales city of Newcastle. The novel follows Lachie as he tries to stay one step ahead of the law after deciding to try and sell a lost drug shipment he found floating in the ocean. Nominated for Best Debut Crime Fiction at the Australian Crime Fiction Association’s Ned Kelly Awards against Jane Harper’s The Dry in 2017, Something for Nothing didn’t win. But Lachie did with the follow up novel, Hiding to Nothing, published in March 2019.

Awarded an Australian Society of Authors Fellowship, Andy is currently working on a new standalone crime novel under the mentorship of Garry Disher.


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