Sisters In Crime News

Cobargo Crime Convention: Friendly, fun and refreshing

Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, Janice Simpson, reports on the hugely successful Cobargo Crime Convention from 7-9 October. Sisters in Crime partnered with Well Thumbed Books and Four Winds to produce a weekend of women’s crime and music. Janice also gave a keynote address on behalf of Sisters in Crime. Cobargo is nestled into the

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SheKilda 3: A one-day crime spree

Sisters in Crime announces its 25th Anniversary Convention  St Kilda Town Hall ~ 19 November 2016 SheKilda3 will celebrate a quarter of a century of reading, watching, promoting and loving women’s crime writing on the page and screen. Our third national convention – for readers, writers and fans of Australian women’s crime writing – will be held in the

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A trifecta for Emma Viskic at Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books

Melbourne author Emma Viskic won the trifecta at Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books on Saturday night (27 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel, Resurrection Bay (Echo Publishing), won Davitts for Best Adult Novel, Readers’ Choice (as judged by Sisters in Crime’s 600 members) and was joint winner for

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16th annual GALA Davitt Awards Dinner

Tickets are selling fast to our premier frock-up event on Saturday 27 August, 7 pm. Liane Moriarty – global literary sensation and winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Adult novel – is our special guest presenter.   She will be interrogated about her six international bestsellers by Vikki  Petraitis. The Davitt Awards, proudly supported by Booktopia, Australia’s No. 1

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Booktopia deal on Davitt Books

Booktopia, Australian pre-eminent online bookseller,which is sponsoring this year’s Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards for Best Crime Books, is offering a discount for most books on the Davitt long-list below. Part of the sale price goes to support Sisters in Crime. Just click here so that Booktopia knows we sent you. Davitt Awards – Long List 2016

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Death in the Faculty: Crime & Academia

This Melbourne Sisters in Crime event on 22 July 2016 was a sell-out – and included a big turn out from the academy, with at least five professors in attendance. The debate about the long-standing relationship between crime fiction and academia was led by Sue Turnbull, a Professor in Media and Communications, University of Wollongong

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A ‘long shortlist’ for Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books

Sisters in Crime has announced its shortlist for its 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books but, at 28 books, the list is rather long. “The reason for such a long shortlist is simple,” says Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler. “There are just so many outstanding debut books. The crime writing sorority is bursting

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Booktopia to sponsor the 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books

“Women’s crime writing is on a huge wave and we should all be catching it,” says CEO Tony Nash. Booktopia, Australian pre-eminent online bookseller, has announced it will sponsor this year’s Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards for Best Crime Books. CEO Tony Nash says it’s a natural fit. “A sizeable proportion of the four million

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Record $10,000 on offer for the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition

Text Publishing, which won the Australian Book Industry Awards Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014, has added another arrow to its bow – sponsorship of the $1500 first prize in the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Publisher Michael Heyward said that Text Publishing was

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The real life version of CSI – experts open up on the secrets of the dead

Get a taste of Sisters in Crime’s 10th Law Week event on Friday 20 May, 6pm. John Silvester interviewed two of the speakers  – Soren Blau, a forensic  anthropologist, and Yeliena Baber, a forensic pathologist – for his Naked City column in Saturday’s Age, 14 May. Soren and the third speaker, Lyndall Smythe, a forensic

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