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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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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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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99 books of murderous intent in contention for Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

A record 99 books of murderous intent are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards. Sixty-three are adult crime novels. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said women’s crime writing had exploded over the past 17 years. “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing,

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Vox pops from SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention

Hear what participants at SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention, held on 19 November 2016 had to say about Sisters in Crime, the convention and much much more. Late President Vivienne Colmer is first off the rank and she’s joined by former convenors Phyllis King and Kelly Marshall plus authors Melanie Myer, Fin J Ross and Bronwyn

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Plunging into treacherous waters

Authors Candice Fox , Tania Chandler  and Fiona Capp  joined Jacqui Horwood in Melbourne on 31 March to discuss their new books – all with water as the scene of the crime. (Featured photo (l-r) Jacqui Horwood, Fiona Capp, Tania Chandler and Candice Fox.) The authors just didn’t dip their toes – they plunged in!!

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Celebrating the life of Vivienne Colmer, Sisters in Crime’s late president

Over a hundred people from all over Australia came together on Saturday 8 April at Melbourne’s  St Kilda Bowling Club to celebrate the life of Vivienne Colmer. Vivienne, who was Sisters in Crime’s first Life Member,  became its second President in October. She sadly died of cancer in January. Vivienne, who was born in Khartoum

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Entries for the Davitts – Women’s Crime Book Awards – Close Friday 28 April

Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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Sandra Nicholson – Sisters in Crime’s new President

Long-time Sisters in Crime member and convenor, Sandra Nicholson, was endorsed at Sisters in Crime’s annual planning day on 4 February to replace Vivienne Colmer as President. Vivienne died of cancer on 16 January after being elected President in October. Sandra says, “I want to lead Sisters in Crime adhering to the same values that

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Sisters in Crime mourns President Vivienne Colmer

Sisters in Crime is sad to announce the death of its President, Vivienne Colmer, who died at home on Monday 16 January, at the age of 61, from cancer. In October, Vivienne became Sisters in Crime’s second National President. She made a wonderful welcoming speech to SheKilda3, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention held on

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