crime writing

Open invitation to Melbourne 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

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Deadbeat brothers: The challenges of creating a fictional family

Sisters in Crime events have had many weird and wonderful titles over the past three 28 years but never one so engaging and amusing as “Deadbeat Brothers and the trouble they cause,” which was conceived by Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. By amazing coincidence the protagonists in three new crime books by JM Green,

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Katherine Kovacic & Rob McDonald Brunswick Bound

Join Sister in Crime Katherine Kovacic in conversation with Brother in Law RWR McDonald at Brunswick Bound bookstore on Tuesday August 13, 7-8pm. There’s a lot of love between these two writing buddies, so this is sure to be a fun night! Katherine Kovacic (Painting In the Shadows) and Rob McDonald (The Nancys) will be in discussion about their books, their

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  (Click here to donate,) This year, a record 127 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented at a gala dinner on Saturday 31 August, 6.30 for

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Joanne Drayton: Award-winning biographer with a criminal bent

New Zealand-born Melbourne based author and reviewer, Lucy Sussex, turns her gaze back across the ditch to Joanne Drayton who is presenting Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards on Saturday 31 August in Melbourne. (Click here to book.)  New Zealand writer Joanne Drayton is primarily a biographer, her interests ranging from art to true crime,

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Deadbeat brothers and the trouble they cause

Proving the adage ‘You can choose your friends, but not your family’, trouble befalls the protagonists in three new crime books. J M Green, Carmel Reilly and Sherryl Clark have created women who have to clean up messes created by their deadbeat brothers. They will confide all to fellow crime writer Toni Jordan: are the brothers

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The power of the podcast – Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown was one of the crime writers who spoke at Hitlist on 3 July, the Wheeler Centre event about the current state of crime writing. Serial Davitt winner Emma Viskic compered the session which also included fellow Sister in Crime, Sulari Gentill, plus, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Garry Disher, and Mark Brandi. I want to

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Brisbane – Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation re My Name is Revenge

Hear Sydney Sister in Crime Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation with Ashley Hay re My Name is Revenge, her literary thriller novella set in 1980s’ Sydney and drawn from true events, including a series of international terrorist attacks. Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm Ticket $10.00, Book (My Name Is Revenge) $24.99 Tickets available until 24 July

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Open invitation launch of J.M. Green’s, Shoot Through

Scribe Publications is delighted to invite you to the launch of  J.M. Green’s, Shoot Through,  to be launched by Imbi Neeme: 6.30pm Monday 22 July  – The Night Heron, 228 Nicholson St., Footscray Shoot Through is the 3rd in J.M. Green’s Stella hardy series set in Melbourne’s  West. Free but RSVP: danielle@scribepub.com.au      

Twenty-five crime books shortlisted for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced a shortlist of 25 books for its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women – nine adult novels, five Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels, and six non-fiction books. Twelve titles are also battling it out for the best debut book award. Jacqui Horwood, the

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