Donald Grant - Killer Instinct

Tuesday 12 June 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50, Book (Killer Instinct) $34.99
Tickets available until 12 June 2018 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. 

Bri Lee is in-conversation with forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant at the launch of Killer Instinct: Having a mind for murder.

Is it a chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each different, each complex, each with unique triggers. Fact leaves fiction for dead. For those directly affected, murder is a sombre and scarring event. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. Grant proposes that our restless chatter about it, our state of heightened alert, our endless viewing, may be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instinct is under control. 

Leading forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant was the first State Director of Forensic Psychiatry in Queensland and sat on the bench of the state's unique Mental Health Court for five years. His life's work has been understanding the murderous mind.

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