Davitt Awards

Judith Rossell: award-winning writer, illustrator and former scientist

Judith Rossell may often spend the day in her pyjamas (just like Sulari Gentill!)– and like Sulari, her output is prodigious. She talks about the special skills required to write (and illustrate) children’s crime books to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to

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Sulari Gentill: award-winning writer, truffle grower & cattle breeder

Sulari Gentill may often write in her pyjamas – from her bed – but she is no slouch when it comes to the art of crime writing, as she tells Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)   Sulari,

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Sarah Epstein: award-winning writer, illustrator, designer & crafter

Melbourne-based writer, Sarah Epstein, dives deep with Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays’ interview on the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)   Sarah spent her childhood drawing, daydreaming and cobbling together picture books at the kitchen table. By her teens

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In the Dead of Winter

Break out in a cold sweat with authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie as they talk about their chilling tales with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. (Click on the image below.)                               Wintering (Text Publishing), the fourth novel by

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Writing NSW: Online: Crime Writing with Marianne Delacourt

Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is

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Ellie Marney: Writer for Young Adults, obsessive reader, criminal mastermind

For this week’s Murder Mondays, award-winning author, Ellie Marney, waxed lyrical about the craft of crime writing to Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer, journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)    On her website Ellie Marney describes herself as a “writer for

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Women’s crime wave continues – Davitt Awards longlist announced

Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women have 124 books in their sights. According to judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, the total is three less than last year “but it’s still a hell of a lot. Even with the social isolation imposed by the pandemic, the six

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Susan Hurley@Willy Lit Festival

Sisters in Crime member, Susan Hurley, will be appearing on the Willy Lit Fest 2020 Vision online program. Susan Hurley, author of the scientific thriller, Eight Lives, will be talking with Festival Director Stella Kinsella about her long career in medical research, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and her insight into the race to cure COVID-19.

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Anne Buist: Crime-writer, psychiatrist, researcher, professor and erotic novelist

Melbourne-based author, Anne Buist, was on the (metaphorical) couch for this week’s episode of Murder Mondays, talking about the craft of crime writing to Karina Kilmore, a debut crime writer, journalist and national convenor for Sisters in Crime. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)    Anne is the Chair of

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Murder Mondays: Dervla McTiernan

Dervla McTiernan, who won last year’s Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel plus a Neddie for her debut crime novel The Rúin (HarperCollins), is the second guest on the Sisters in Crime new video series, Murder Mondays, where talented women authors are interrogated by Karina Kilmore about the craft of crime. The Irish-born Dervla now

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