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5 Ways To Be Famous Now with Maurilia Meehan

A big crowd turned up on 7 September at Readings Carlton to hear Gabrielle Carey, author of Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family and most famously co-author of Puberty Blues, launch 5 Ways to be Famous (Transit Lounge) by Hepburn Springs Sisters in Crime member, Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia describes it as “a wickedly

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Getting iced with L A Larkin

Q&A. L A Larkin talks to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, about Devour (Constable, London, 2016), the first novel in her new Olivia Wolfe thriller series. Hello, L A and thanks for taking our questions. First, let’s get oriented with some “when and where” information. Then we can look at some of

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Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Q&A. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, Robyn Walton,spoke to Laura Elizabeth Woollett about The Love of a Bad Man (Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2016), her collection of twelve short pieces recreating real-life crimes from recent history. In each one a woman gives her account of becoming deeply involved with a man drawn to vicious

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And the Neddy goes to…

On Sunday August 28 ACWA – the Australian Crime Writers Association – presented their 21st annual Ned Kelly Awards. The Neddy for Best First Fiction went to Emma Viskic which made it a quadrella for her novel Resurrection Bay, after winning three Davitt Awards the previous night. The Ned Kelly for Best Fiction went to Dave Warner

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Crime with a ‘Mid-West’ Gothic edge: Q&A with Tiffany McDaniel

Q&A. Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, quizzed US author Tiffany McDaniel about her new novel, The Summer that Melted Everything (Scribe, Melbourne, 2016). Hi Tiffany. Congratulations on the publication of your extraordinary novel. As our website readers are fans of crime fiction, I’m going to direct our email conversation towards the

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Carmel Shute to be honoured at Ned Kelly Awards

  The NED KELLY AWARDS shortlist has been announced along with the news that this year the Australian Crime Writers Association will honour our very own Carmel Shute with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As we all know, Carmel – a founder and longest-serving National Co-Convener of Sisters in Crime Australia – has spent a quarter of a

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Solved! The case of Mary Fortune, the pioneering crime writer who vanished

Lucy Sussex, a literary historian, novellist and a long-time member of Sisters in Crime, has solved the mystery of where pioneering crime writer, Mary Fortune, is buried. Jason Steger, The Age’s literary editor, reports: (Courtesy of Fairfax Media.) Sometimes the biggest mysteries have the simplest solutions. That’s certainly the truth in the case of the

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Tinder dry fiction: Q&A with Jane Harper

Q&A. Jane Harper has had a meteoric rise as a crime novelist. Last year, she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and, The Dry, her first novel, was published by Pan Macmillan in June. Rights have already been sold to over twenty territories and it has been optioned for a film

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Chiller Thriller: Q&A with Ann Turner

Q&A. Ann Turner, author of Out of the Ice (Simon & Schuster) tells Robyn Walton, a Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, what makes her Antarctic thriller so chilling. Hi Ann. There’s a lot going on in your second novel, Out of the Ice, and a number of wide-ranging, serious issues are raised. I can’t

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Lucky Me! Q&A with Saba Kapur

Q&A. National Co-convenor Robyn Walton talked to Saba Kapur, author of Lucky Me (Amberjack Publishing, New York, 2016). Lucky Me is a crime mystery for Young Adult readers and a debut novel for Saba, a Melbourne university student. It was launched at Readings bookstore in Hawthorn Melbourne in June 2016. Hi Saba. Let’s look at the

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