crime writing

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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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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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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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Kylie Kaden

While I’ve been a little unfaithful (more than once), it’s fair to say that I’m in a committed relationship with crime. Crime novels, that is. The signs that I’d be a crime buff were there since adolescence. When my friends were off reading Babysitters’ Club, I preferred the company of Dr Kay Scarpetta. What’s not

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19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication     Frock up (or suit up) and join us for a special three-course dinner as we present the Sisters in Crime annual Davitt Awards. This year, our international guest is renowned New Zealand author Joanne Drayton, who will discuss her life in

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Alison Knight: Author talk, Mentone Public Library, Melbourne

Born in Manchester, Alison Knight was educated at both Birmingham University (undergraduate degree in English) and Manchester University (postgraduate degree on Henry James).Since 1983, she has been based in Melbourne, immersing herself in the Peridot Theatre from 2007 and from 2016 at the Melbourne Writers’ After working as an English teacher, she moved into active involvement with community

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Open Invitation: Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation re My Name is Revenge

Hear Toni Jordan and Ashley Kalagian Blunt in conversation about Kalagian Blunt’s new book, My Name is Revenge, a collection of fiction and essays related to the Armenian genocide and its connections to Australia. These include the 1980 assassination of a Turkish consul-general in Sydney, a crime that remains unsolved to this day, and an attempted

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