crime fiction

Congratulations to Angela Savage the new director of Writers Victoria

Long-time Sisters in Crime member, Angela Savage, was announced today as the new director of Writers Victoria. The chair, Nicolas Brasch, said:  “Angela is a highly respected figure within the Victorian writing community, being a published author of note, and someone who has run many workshops for us. Most importantly, she has had extensive experience running similar-sized organisations

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Historical Novels Society of Australasia – 2017 Melbourne Conference

This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include  Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood,  Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill,  plus  ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth,  Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable,  Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night

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Writers under the Influence: Cath Ferla & Tania Chandler

Buck Mulligan’s Bar & Bookshop: Great double bill with the darkly brilliant Cath Ferla and Tania Chandler. Wednesday 6th September – 7:30pm sharp Cath is cross-platform writer with a background in journalism, educational publishing, television screenwriting and script editing. Her debut crime novel, Ghost Girls has been shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards in the categories of best debut and best

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BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival – Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 September 2017

Justice & Police Museum The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime. Sydney was founded by criminals and those who guarded them. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian

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2017 Ned Kelly Awards Night

Join us for a criminally good evening of storytelling, prizes and laughter at the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Hosted by Jane Clifton, the Ned Kelly Awards celebrates Australia’s finest crime writing with awards for the best Crime Fiction, First Crime Fiction, True Crime and the S.D Harvey Short Story Award. The night will also feature

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Sea Change or Tree Change?– Negotiating the Scene of the crime

The role that place occupies in the crime novel was centrepiece of the debate held by Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 27 July. Sisters in Crime convenor and author, Janice Simpson put three crime authors through their paces – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston. Dorothy Johnston has set her new crime series

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How to Write a Crime Novel

Carolyn Morwood: Dig Two Graves (Hybrid Publishers) is my sixth published novel and in learning how to write a novel, I’ve tried various approaches, from strict planning to improvising and everywhere in-between. While both ends of the planning-improvising spectrum have their strengths, neither are foolproof. With planning, I was too boxed in. With improvising, I

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Social Justice Warrior: Q&A with Kelly Brooke Nicholls

Kelly Brooke Nicholls talks to Sisters in Crime’s Robyn Walton about her debut novel, A Reluctant Warrior (The Author People). Hello Kelly. Congratulations not only on the publication of your novel but on your career as a human rights defender in Colombia and other countries and later in Washington DC. Most of haven’t visited Colombia

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Jane Harper’s The Dry double winner at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books

The Dry (Pan Macmillan) by Melbourne author Jane Harper took out two awards at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by women on Saturday night (26 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel won Davitts for Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice, as judged by the 600 members of Sisters

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Open invitation – Launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down 

You are all invited to the launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down – a novel about a deaf private investigator dealing with a murder mystery, loss, racial tensions and secrets. Launched by Toni Jordan. Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for best

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