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Sue Turnbull – Miss Fisher and her fans: how a heroine on Australia’s small screen became a global phenomenon

Sue Turnbull, Sisters in Crime’s Ambassador, introduced the recent screening of Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears. Here, wearing her professorial hat, she writes about Phryne fandom for The Conversation. A heavily disguised Phryne (Essie Davis) is racing through the streets of Palestine, pursued by armed men. Excitement mounts. Having athletically eluded all attempts to

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Celebrating Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears in style

On Sunday 1 March Sisters in Crime booked out a 98-seat theatre at Yarraville’s Sun Theatre for a special screening of  Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears, inspired by the 20 novels in the Miss Fisher murder mystery series, written by founding member, Kerry Greenwood (now OAM). The event was sold out and no wonder! Fans

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Congratulations to Ursula Dubosarsky, Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21

Sisters in Crime salutes author Ursula Dubosarsky who has been chosen as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula replaces Morris Gleitzman. Ursula was highly commended in Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards in 2012 for The Golden Day, a poetic novel set in the late 1960s in a girls’ school. The judges reported that the

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Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2020

The Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2020 – once again made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation. Twenty writers will be offered fellowships throughout the year. For the fourth year, an additional Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship will be offered to an emerging female or non-binary playwright supported by the generosity of

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Travel stipends competition for the American University of Paris Summer School

The American University of Paris has alerted Sisters in Crime to two of its 2020 Summer Schools. The first is its Creative Writing Institute, which offers participants the opportunity to write and share poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in a workshop-style format working with our accomplished faculty members, Siân Dafydd, Biswamit Dwibedy, and Amanda Dennis.

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Call for papers: Captivating Criminality 7: Crime Fiction: Memory, History and Revaluation  2020

7th Annual Conference of the International Crime Fiction Association, in association with Bath Spa University – Captivating Criminality 7: Crime Fiction: Memory, History and Revaluation Newton Park campus, Bath Spa University, Bath UK –  2-4 July 2020 Call for Papers The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its seventh conference, which will be held in

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Vale Liz Cameron (1937-2019)

Liz Cameron, a long-time member and supporter of Sisters in Crime died suddenly last week at the age of 82. She was one of the unsung heroes that has helped build Sisters in Crime. In 1968 Liz became matron at Tintern Girls’ Grammar. Her two daughters, Lindy and Fin, boarded there but did not live

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Bloody Scotland – A great place for Sisters

Sisters in Crime Melbourne member, journalist Jacquie Byron, reports on Bloody Scotland, not an insult conjured up by the Sassenachs but a crime writing festival in Stirling north-east of Glasgow. For writers and readers alike, Bloody Scotland, the international crime writing festival in the Scottish city of Stirling, is well worth a visit. Founded fairly

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Announcing the results of the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2019 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 Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education at

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The lady most certainly did not vanish: Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival

Sydney Sister in Crime, Ann Penhallurick, reports on the Murder She Wrote, part of the festival at the Huon Valley, Tasmania, 31 October-5 November, 2019.     “I have been utterly shameless,” declared Shamini Flint, author of the Inspector Singh series, and shoot-from-the-hip speaker at Murder She Wrote. Flint was referring specifically to sending her

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