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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Become a Partner in Crime for the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Short-Story Competition celebrations. “Back in 1994, Sisters in Crime believed the Scarlet Stiletto would be a dagger with a difference – and so it has proved,” says national co-convener Michaela Lobb. “To date, 3084 stories have been

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Sea Change or Tree Change?– Negotiating the Scene of the crime

The role that place occupies in the crime novel was centrepiece of the debate held by Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 27 July. Sisters in Crime convenor and author, Janice Simpson put three crime authors through their paces – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston. Dorothy Johnston has set her new crime series

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Jane Harper’s The Dry double winner at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books

The Dry (Pan Macmillan) by Melbourne author Jane Harper took out two awards at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by women on Saturday night (26 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel won Davitts for Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice, as judged by the 600 members of Sisters

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Podcast of Sisters in Crime’s 11th Law Week event: (Sex) Crime and Punishment

Sisters in Crime’s Law Week event was again booked out. This year, our 11th Law Week attracted 160 people to the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University which again partnered with us. Entitled (Sex) Crime and Punishment, the event explored Victoria’s trail-blazing approach to how sex crimes are treated and how they are monitored through

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Heels dig in: Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition turns 24

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Publishing director Kay Scarlett said it was not just the similarity in names that had spurred her and Bonnier Publishing Australia

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Hitting the target: Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department is to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Dr Carolyn Beasley, the acting department chair, declares it is a neat fit. “The Davitt Awards have become an institution on the crime writing scene and are an essential recognition of

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Nordic Noir gets a red-hot reception

A huge crowd packed the Rising Sun Hotel on 30 June for Sisters in Crime’s Nordic Noir event which was totally booked out. It seems that we just can’t get enough of authors such as Anne Holt, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Mari Jungstedt, Karin Alvtegen, Camilla Läckberg, Åsa Larsson, Liza Marklund, Agnes Ravatn, Kati Hiekkapelto, and Karin

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Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards shortlist announced

  Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlist for its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler, said that judges faced the monumental task of reading nearly 100 books, many of them books by first time authors. ‘Overall, the judges have been impressed with the quality

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 17th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. This year, 99 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented in Melbourne in late August. “Become a partner in crime and give Australian women crime writers

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Nordic Noir: the new cool

Sisters in Crime is marking winter with an event devoted to Scandinavian creative output of the criminal kind – “Nordic Noir: the new cool” – 8pm Friday June 30; The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic Noir have swept through the worlds

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