Cairns author, Caroline de Costa, will be in conversation with Sisters in Crime’s Carmel Shute about Missing Pieces, her second novel in the series featuring Cairns Aboriginal detective Cass Diamond. It is a sequel to Double Madness, which was shortlisted in the Davitt Awards in 2016. This time round, the reinvestigation of the case of a toddler
Sisters in Crime mourns the death of poet and member, Judith Rodriguez, on 22 November at the age of 82. Judith was a fixture at Melbourne events over the past few years and was usually accompanied by her daughters Bec and Sibila, and, if she was down from Sydney, Zoë. Her warmth, wit and perspicacity attracted
Cate Kennedy, who won the first two Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1994 and 1995, gave an hilarious and subversive keynote address entitled “These heels are made for walkin’”, to the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on Saturday night (24 November) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Cate came up with an alterative to the award – the Scarlet Scuff
Presented by Kate Atkinson, star of Wentworth and Cate Kennedy, short story guru, in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton This year, 201 short stories written by Australian women compete for $9760 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Kate Atkinson has a long criminal
The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald published a feature by Thuy On on Sisters in Crime, Australian women’s crime writing and the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in M Magazine (18 November). Pictured is Sally Browne and scarlet stilettos in 2009. The body of evidence is mounting and the verdict is conclusive: Australian women writers are deadly. For
I don’t know why I write books. I just started one day and never seemed to stop. Familiar anyone? I do know why my books are all murder mysteries, though. And I know exactly when my writing really started. As a kid growing up in Hobart, I had a quiet life. Mostly, I just read.
Jessie Byrne, a Sisters in Crime member from South Australia (pictured here with Davitt Award winner Jane Harper in 2017), is doing a creative PhD which involves her writing a crime novel plus a 20,000 word exegesis on Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. Jessie has published an article about the Davitts in Writing From Below, 3.2
Melbourne author Aoife Clifford spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her second novel, Second Sight (Simon & Schuster, 2018) Hello, Aoife. Congratulations on the publication of your second novel earlier this year. How’s it going in terms of readers’ feedback, reviews, overseas sales? Thanks. It’s been really enjoyable having Second Sight out
All crime buffs are warmly invited to the Sydney launch of All Our Secrets by Australian ex-patriate crime writer, Jennifer Lane – Sunday 28 October, 2-4pm, Lazybones Lounge, 294 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. Live music will be supplied by Damien Kane and Nicole Smede. The debut novel won the Ngaio Marsh First Novel Award in New Zealand in September.
Open invitation CWA Richmond Branch presents… An evening with three local best-selling crime authors
Hear from Sisters in Crime authors Aoife Clifford, Emma Viskic and Anna George Aoife Clifford’s novel SECOND SIGHT was published in July 2018. Her bestselling first novel ALL THESE PERFECT STRANGERS was long listed for the Australian Industry General Fiction Book of the Year and the Voss Literary Prize. She has won both the Scarlet Stiletto and Ned Kelly Award for short stories and