Gabriel Bergmoser

Gabriel Bergmoser is an award-winning Melbourne-based author, playwright and screenwriter. He won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award in 2015 and was nominated for the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing in 2017. 

In 2016 his first young adult novel, Boone Shepard, was shortlisted for the Readings Young Adult Prize. His first novel for adults, The Hunted (HarperCollins, 2020) is a bestseller and a film adaptation of The Hunted is currently in development. Gabriel followed up the success of The Hunted with a sequel, The Inheritance (HarperCollins, 2021) and another young adult novel, The True Colour of a Little White Lie, which is also in development as a feature film. 

Gabriel is currently working on his third adult novel and has also written two thriller novellas exclusively for Audible – The Consequence and The Hitchhiker, which spent a month at #1 in Australia. Gabriel is currently adapting the popular horror comic Gremoryland into a feature screenplay for Vertigo Entertainment.   

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The Inheritance 

A young woman is hiding out in a sleepy North Queensland tourist town, trying to stay under the radar, when she stumbles across a dangerous drug cartel. Anyone else might back away shaking their head, pretend they hadn’t seen anything, keep quiet, even though people are getting hurt. But Maggie is no ordinary girl. She’s got skills, as well as plenty of secrets to keep, burdens to carry – and anger to burn.

When circumstances mean that she has to get out of town – fast – she heads towards Melbourne, where she just might find the answers that she needs – answers about her family and who she really is. With a bent cop for a dubious ally, the police tracking her and furious bikers on her trail, Maggie is in deep trouble. She’s only got her ingenuity and wits on her side – and a determination not to inherit the sins of her father.

A powerhouse, fast-paced, high-adrenaline and tense thriller from Gabriel Bergmoser, author of the critically acclaimed bestselling outback noir The Hunted.

Events at Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Panel: How my writing journey started

Saturday 4 March, 11:00 – 12:00

$25 / $20 concession

Panel: Crime time in the country

Saturday 4 March, 2:45 – 3:45

$25 / $20 concession

Panel: The power of the edit

Sunday 5 March, 11:30 – 12:30

$25 / $20 concession