Sisters In Crime News

Announcing the results of the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards & the special Silver Stiletto Award

True crime author Ruth Wykes (Mornington Peninsula, Vic) took out the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (19 November) at SheKilda3: One-day crime spree, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention. To mark the silver anniversary, a special silver stiletto trophy was presented – the winner, Jacqui Horwood (left), a librarian from

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Killer reads and deadly women@St Kilda Writers Week – Sunday September 30 -Sunday October 7

Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that it will be producing three events for the St Kilda Writers Week, which is running at various venues from Sunday September 30-Sunday October 7. Carmel Shute, a national co-convenor, said it would be like old home week for the organisation which was founded in 1991 to

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Women call the shots in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards

Sisters in Crime authors, Sulari Gentill and Sarah Bailey, took out two of the top awards at Ned Kelly Awards presented in Melbourne tonight (26 August) by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Sulari Gentill won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime novel, Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), which she describes as her love letter

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Emma Viskic wins again at Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women

Melbourne author Emma Viskic won the Davitt (Best Adult Novel) for And Fire Came Down (Echo Publishing) at Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (11 August). It tops off a stunning award-winning run for Viskic, who won an unprecedented three Davitts and a Ned Kelly

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Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close 31 August 2018

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. For the first time, Swinburne University of Technology is sponsoring the first prize. There are two brand-new awards on offer this year: Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award ($660) for the story with the most satisfying retribution (the winner

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Bookings for the 18th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women now close 8.30pm Thursday 9 August

  Sisters in Crime – 18th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women – 6pm Saturday 11 August   Swinburne University of Technology The George Building, Level 2, 34 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication and the Danish Arts Foundation  Frock up and join us for

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Vale Mary-Ann Metcalf, a founder of Sisters in Crime Australia

It is with great sadness that Sisters in Crime Australia notes the death of Mary-Ann Metcalf on 22 July, at the age of 61. Secretary and National Co-convenor, Carmel Shute, said Mary-Ann’s shared enthusiasm for crime writing was critical to the formation of the organisation. “Mary-Ann and I knew each other from the lefty International

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The scene of the crime moves to the country in Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime has announced a shortlist of 27 books for its 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women – six adult novels, three Young Adult (YA) novels, four children’s novels, four non-fiction books and 10 debut books. All bar three of the books contending for the best debut book are also

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launched – with a body or two in the library

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were launched by Dr Angela Savage at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library on 27 April. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. The event included dramatic readings of three winning ‘body in the library’ stories – ‘Jane’ by Narrelle M Harris (read by Jane Clifton), ‘Caught on Camera’

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Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan to present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan will present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday 11 August, 6pm at Melbourne”S Swinburne University of Technology. (2018 Davitt Awards Long List) After talking about  her ‘life in crime’ with author Leigh Redhead,

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Getting away with murder: 101 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

A record 101 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  This figure tops last year’s record by two. An astonishing 71 are adult crime novels and more than a third – 37 books in total – are debut offerings. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui

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