Retired? Not so much …
By Maria Issaris, Producer, New Voices
When Peter Stankovic retired from the finance industry he instantly turned his energies to writing crime novels where ‘the bad guy never gets away.’ In the meantime there is a tortuous path for his ‘hero’, who is inevitably embroiled in moral dilemmas; there are villains with razor-blade-cunning, and there are women who simmer in sensuality. Political correctness? Eh. Adventure and high jinks? Yup.
Critiquer Joseph Furolo is an extremely well-read person, rippling with literary muscle. St Augustine, Homer and Tolkien are common frames of reference. What does he think of Peter’s detective stories which proliferate a ‘Mad Men’ sociology? Loved it. As we all have who have listened to Peter’s work.
Listen in to this fascinating episode where Peter describes his writing process and what impact the women in his life have had on his writing. And then listen to how Joseph, whose social conscience is up, front and centre, deals with Peter’s rollicking tales.
Peter Stankovic – Day job used to be finance and audit. Technically ‘retired’.
Writing: Crime Fiction
I’m a crime fiction novelist. To date I have published eight novels, one by SSOA, one by Xlibris and the rest self-published. Although I became interested in telling stories when I undertook a film course in London, I didn’t write much until I retired from a finance career eight years ago. Interests include film, cricket, tennis and reading. I’ve lived in Germany, Brisbane and London before settling in Sydney.