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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Killing it – Australia’s deadliest female writers

The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald published a feature  by Thuy On on Sisters in Crime, Australian women’s crime writing and the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in M Magazine (18 November). Pictured is Sally Browne and scarlet stilettos in 2009. The body of evidence is mounting and the verdict is conclusive: Australian women writers are deadly. For

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards:  A Milestone in Women’s Crime Writing

Sisters in Crime Australia will celebrate its 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories with a gala ceremony at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 24 November, 6 for 6.30pm. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money with the first-prize winner also taking home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. The awards will be presented

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New Sisters in Crime Committee

Sisters in Crime Annual General meeting on 19 October elected a new committee for the next year. Seven existing committee members were re-elected: Caz Brown, Lindy Cameron (President), Lesley Gillis (Treasurer), Moraig Kisler, Pauline Meaney, Carmel Shute (Secretary) and Robyn Walton (Vice-President). Michaela Lobb did not re-stand. Two new convenors were elected: Tara Mitchell and Maryann

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Celebrating the life of Rose Stone, Sisters in Crime’s oldest member

The life of Rose Stone, Sisters in Crime’s oldest member and one of its most long-standing, will be celebrated on Wednesday 14 November, 1.00 pm, at the Kadimah, the Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library, 7 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rose, 96, died peacefully on 23 October in a nursing

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Delusion and deception writ large

On 7 September, Megan Goldin, Susi Fox and Pip Drysdale talked to Janice Simpson at Sisters in Crime in Melbourne about deception and delusion, revenge and retribution, and how Sun Tzu’s The Art of War helps if you’re hellbent on making him pay. The debate on this topic was in turns serious and hilarious. Who

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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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