Davitt Awards

Deadline for the 20th Davitt Awards entry extended

The deadline for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women has been extended to Friday 15 May. This year the Davitts are again sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology. New judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, said that the pandemic had created problems across the board, across

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65 women’s crime books on offer for new & re-joining members

Like many arts and literary organisations, Sisters in Crime faces a future of no income from our usual sources due to the coronavirus pandemic. Where possible, we will be hosting events online. One way that you can help us survive in these uncertain times, is to join or re-join. The first 65 to do so

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Entries for the 20th Davitt Awards for Women’s Crime Books now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Thursday 30 April to enter. Self-published books are eligible. Books co-authored or edited by men are not. This year the Davitts are again sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology. Six Davitt Awards

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Dervla McTiernan in conversation with Karina Kilmore@Readings Hawthorn

Readings Hawthorn is delighted to have bestselling and much-acclaimed crime writer Dervla McTiernan over from Perth to talk about her third Cormac Riley novel, The Good Turn. With police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three seemingly unconnected events that will prove to be linked

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Congratulations to Ursula Dubosarsky, Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21

Sisters in Crime salutes author Ursula Dubosarsky who has been chosen as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula replaces Morris Gleitzman. Ursula was highly commended in Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards in 2012 for The Golden Day, a poetic novel set in the late 1960s in a girls’ school. The judges reported that the

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Kerry Greenwood gets a gong!

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that founding member Kerry Greenwood was awarded the Order of Australia medal today, 26 January, for her service to literature. And what a service that has been! Kerry’s greatest gift to the cultural life of Australia – and the world – has undoubtedly been the 20 novels in

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Best holiday reads for 2019/2020

Sisters in Crime asked convenors and speakers at its 2019 events what they would recommend for holiday reads and this is what they said: Kirsten Alexander (author)  Tana French, The Trespasser (Viking Press, 2016): This book will be familiar to many of you, but it was new to me. And I’d recommend it over the

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Open invitation – Author encounter with J. M. Green re Shoot Through (Geelong)

J.M. Green will be ‘in conversation’ with Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Tara Mitchell, about Shoot Through, the third book in her Stella Hardy trilogy. Thursday, 5 December, 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Corio Library, Cox Road (cnr Moa Street), Norlane, VIC 3214 Free but please book: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jm-green-shoot-through-corio-library-tickets-80599787133 J.M. Green is a crime writer based in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

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Open Invitation: Launch of Dorothy Johnston’s, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune

Everyone is invited to join author (and long-time Sisters in Crime member) Dorothy Johnston for the launch of the third in her sea-change mystery series, Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, to The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Janey Runci, Vice President of the Henry Handel Richardson Society, will do the honours. In Gerard Hardy’s Misfortune, local senior constable, Chris

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Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards triumph women crime writers

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan won the best adult novel award for her debut Irish police procedural, The Rúin (HarperCollins Publishers Australia) at Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday night (31 August). McTiernan is one of the many Australian women’s crime writers enjoying massive popularity and attracting

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