crime writing

Jane Harper, in conversation with Leigh Redhead about Force of Nature

Join Jane Harper, who won two Davitts (Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice) for  THE DRY,  in conversation with crime author Leigh Redhead* about Jane’s new novel FORCE OF NATURE. Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the

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Sandi Wallace and Sue Williams in line-up of 2017 Coal Creek Literary Festival

Rural crime writers (and Sisters in Crime members) Sue Williams and Sandi Wallace are among a cast of ten authors talking about their books and writing at this year’s Coal Creek Literary Festival. At 11.30-12.15pm, Sue and Sandi will be chatting about their latest releases—the second books in their respective series—and penning crime stories. Sandi

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Emma Viskic & Angela Savage stories feature in Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Stories by two Sisters in Crime members, Emma Viskic and Angela Savage, were selected by Sophie Hannah for the new collection, Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women. They are the only Australians an star alongside such luminaries as Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood. Emma and Angela are both mystified as

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Dangerous deceptions and delusions

Authors Sulari Gentill, Megan Goldin and Carolyn Morwood debate unreliable narrators, the blurring of truth and fiction, and much much more with Robyn Walton. Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), Sulari Gentill’s new stand-alone murder mystery, explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality. Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Short-Story Competition celebrations. “Back in 1994, Sisters in Crime believed the Scarlet Stiletto would be a dagger with a difference – and so it has proved,” says national co-convener Michaela Lobb. “To date, 3084 stories have been

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What’s in A Name?

Emma Viskic: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet  –  Shakespeare I once named a character Jack XXX. Not because he was a porn star with the right, ahem, equipment for the job, but because I couldn’t decide what to call him. To stop

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Congratulations to Liane Moriarty and Our Nicole

All power to Liane Moriarty, who won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt (Best Adult Novel) with her novel Big Little Lies in 2015, and saw the TV series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, walk away with five Emmys on 17 September, including an Emmy for Our Nicole. Nicole won outstanding actress award

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Sandi Wallace book chat at Bayswater Library

Sandi Wallace would love to see you at Bayswater Library on Friday 15 September at 2.00pm to chat about her latest release, Dead Again, writing and books. And don’t be shy – the audience is encouraged to get involved with questions! The second instalment in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series, Dead Again, was

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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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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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