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“High adventure”: Joanne Drayton’s interview with Arts Alive

New Zealand author Joanne Drayton spoke to Arts Alive’s Vincent O’Donnell when she was in Melbourne to present Sisters in Crime 19th Davitt Awards on 31 August 2019. The program was syndicated to 40+ community radio stations across Australia. The interview goes for around 20 minutes. Credits: Vincent O’Donnell and Joanne Drayton  

Sarah to the power of two – Event Launch

Sisters in Crime and Readings St Kilda are delighted to launch Where the dead go (Allen & Unwin), the final book in the Gemma Woodstock trilogy by Sarah Bailey and Lapse (Text Publishing), the first novel in the Clementine Jones series by Sarah Thornton.  The two Sarahs will be in conversation with  Carmel Shute, Sisters

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Author encounter: Sarah Thornton@Geelong Library

Everyone is welcome to hear Sarah Thornton talk about her debut crime novel, Lapse, to Sister in Crime national co-convenor, Tara Mitchell. In Lapse, high-flying city lawyer Clementine Jones ends up living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club, after a momentary lapse brought her world crashing down. She’s supposed to be lying

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Open invitation: A.M. Stuart on Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery

A.M. Stuart will be talking about her new book, Singapore Sapphire: A Harriet Gordon Mystery, Wednesday Wednesday 11 September, 6.30 pm, at Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson St., Williamstown. Harriet Gordon stumbles into a murderous web of stolen gems and cutthroat thieves as she runs from her tragic past in an enthralling new historical mystery series set in

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Murder She Wrote: A Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie

The Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TAF2019) is Tasmania’s newest biennial literary festival and the first writers’ festival in the Huon Valley. The festival’s theme, Murder She Wrote, is inspired by Agatha Christie, the Queen of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Festival director, crime writer (and Sister in Crime member) Dr L.J.M. Owen,

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Open invitation to Sydney book launch: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

Sydney-based Sisters in Crime, Diane Armstrong, is a child Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland in 1939 and arrived in Australia in 1948. An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, she has written six books. Her family memoir Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction as well as for

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Val McDermid@Melbourne Writers Festival

Val McDermid, a Sisters in Crime favourite, is participating in three panels on the closing day of the Melbourne Writers Festival.  This year’s theme is When We Talk About Love. Val is the author of 22 bestselling novels, which have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies. She has won many awards

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Women crime writers clean up at the Ned Kelly awards

Breaking news from Jason Steger,  The Age Literary editor, re the Ned Kelly Awards presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association on Friday 6 September. Women writers have made a killing at the Ned Kelly crime-writing awards, taking out all three prizes for the first time. The Neds were presented on Friday as part of BAD: Sydney

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BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival just got a whole lot badder this year. It has events with Val McDermid, Candice Fox, Sue Turnbull,  Sulari Gentill, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee, Susan Hurley, Katherine Kovacic, Felicity McLean, Caroline Overington, Suzanne Leal, Jacyln Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty,  Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison,

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Sisters@Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September 2019

Sisters in Crime authors Caroline de Costa and M J  Tjia will be speaking on a Brisbane Writers Festival panel, together with Meera Atkison, on Saturday 7 September, 1pm –  Crime fiction & #metoo Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland https://bwf.org.au/2019/brisbane-writers-festival/crime-fiction-and-hashmetoo Also speaking at the festival are crime writers Chole Hooper,  Lili Wilkison, Ginger Gorman,

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