For thirty years this September, Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing, running exciting events, nurturing authors and having fun. Co-founder Carmel Shute told tall tales and true under a grilling from a fellow convenor, Tara Mitchell, via Zoom on 20 March, to U3A Port Phillip. Catch up on our YouTube channel.
BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival Goes International Don’t miss the world’s best crime writers in BAD’s virtual 4-day crime fest; Thursday 10-Sunday 13 September. Hear from top crime writers like Ann Cleeves, Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Camilla Lackberg, Nikki French, Jo Nesbø, Don Winslow and more in a crime extravaganza. SESSIONS $10 FESTIVAL PASS $50 TICKETS
Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut