What better way to chill out than to hunker down and hear chilling tales that take us from a snowstorm in the Australian Alps to the freezing Tasmanian wilderness? Authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie will discuss how their crime novels make their readers’ blood run cold. Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in
Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is
Fewer words doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easier! Short story writing is an art, turning your story into a perfect little morsel is harder than you might think. Then trying to add in an element of crime, a pinch of suspense and a touch of misdirection and you’ve quite likely gone over your word limit. Never
Sisters in Crime member, Susan Hurley, will be appearing on the Willy Lit Fest 2020 Vision online program. Susan Hurley, author of the scientific thriller, Eight Lives, will be talking with Festival Director Stella Kinsella about her long career in medical research, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and her insight into the race to cure COVID-19.
The Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships are awarded annually to writers who have a work of fiction, creative non-fiction, a play, or a suite of poems that is ready for the next stage of development. Winners receive a week-long residency at Varuna, the National Writer’s House, and a manuscript assessment from the participating publisher. In 2020, two
Sydney-based international best-selling author, Candice Fox, was grilled for this week’s Murder Mondays by Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer, journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) Candice’s career has had an astonishing trajectory since her first novel, Hades, was published in 2014.
Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women have 124 books in their sights. According to judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, the total is three less than last year “but it’s still a hell of a lot. Even with the social isolation imposed by the pandemic, the six
Whenever I’m engrossed in a ripping yarn of murder, mystery and mayhem, I love spotting the devices the writer has used to keep me turning the pages. My all-time favourite device is a spine-tingling heterotopia, where the characters are trapped in one place. I’ve long loved heterotopias, but only recently discovered that there’s a word
Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to US author Sujata Massey about her new series about a pioneering Indian woman lawyer, A Murder at Malabar Hill (Allen &Unwin, 2019) and The Satapur Moonstone (Allen &Unwin, 2020). Welcome to Sisters in Crime, Sujata. Hi Robyn, thanks for inviting me. It’s exciting to connect with Australian
Sisters in Crime’s 14th Law Week is going online. It will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube at 6.3opm Friday 22 May. Details will be posted on Sisters in Crime website and Facebook page and will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A Stab in the Dark, on Friday 29 May.