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Have a criminal Christmas

Wondering what to buy for Christmas presents? The answer is easy: Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut, the collection of winning stories from this  year’s short story competition, edited by Phyllis King. It’s a superb collection of page-turning crime and mystery stories in which fabulous female protagonists solve – and sometimes perpetrate – all kinds of crimes. It is a

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Announcing the results of the 2017 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2017 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing in three main categories: Fiction, sponsored by the School of Arts, University of New England; Non-Fiction, sponsored

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A Gold Dagger for Jane Harper

Sisters in Crime sends its warmest congratulations to Jane Harper who yesterday won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s top crime writing award, the Gold Dagger.  Jane won  two Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards  (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) in August and then a week later took out the Ned Kelly Award for Best First

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Emma Viskic & Angela Savage stories feature in Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Stories by two Sisters in Crime members, Emma Viskic and Angela Savage, were selected by Sophie Hannah for the new collection, Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women. They are the only Australians an star alongside such luminaries as Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood. Emma and Angela are both mystified as

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Congratulations to Liane Moriarty and Our Nicole

All power to Liane Moriarty, who won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt (Best Adult Novel) with her novel Big Little Lies in 2015, and saw the TV series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, walk away with five Emmys on 17 September, including an Emmy for Our Nicole. Nicole won outstanding actress award

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Help bring Miss Fisher to the big screen!

Every Cloud Productions are appealing to Miss Fisher’s fans everywhere to help kickstart Miss Fisher the Movie. The feature film  will build on the successful Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries television series. Every Cloud  has turned to a  Kickstarter campaign to raise a portion of the production budget for the film. Set in the late 1920s, Miss Fisher &

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Congratulations to Angela Savage the new director of Writers Victoria

Long-time Sisters in Crime member, Angela Savage, was announced today as the new director of Writers Victoria. The chair, Nicolas Brasch, said:  “Angela is a highly respected figure within the Victorian writing community, being a published author of note, and someone who has run many workshops for us. Most importantly, she has had extensive experience running similar-sized organisations

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The Australian Women Writers’ Challenge: Crime Appeal

The Australian Women Writers’ (AWW) Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer

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Another Stella performance by Heather Rose

Congratulations to Heather Rose who won the Stella Prize and $50,000 on 18  April. Heather won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for best adult novel in 2006 with The Butterfly Man (University of Queensland Press). It was based on a fictional Lord Lucan ending up in Tasmania. The ending brought many to tears. Click here to

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Footy, feminism and Phryne Her Place: Women in the West exhibition has it all

Lawyer-turned-writer Kerry Greenwood is of one ten women featured in the Her Place: Women in the West exhibition running at VU at MetroWest Gallery which runs until 31 March. One of Australia’s most prolific and successful writers, Greenwood grew up in Footscray, daughter of a father who was a wharfie as well as a storyteller and

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