Leisl Leighton

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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Soon online – Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

The live event is cancelled, but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk

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Crime writers blaze a new trail: Burning Issues now on YouTube

Now on YouTube!  In Burning Issues, writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk with Maggie Baron about how their crime books get up close and personal with arson and bushfires and confront some of the most uncomfortable realities of life in a sunburnt country. Great ideas, great insights and lively discussion. Chloe Hooper’s acclaimed

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Soon online – Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

The live event is cancelled, but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for free viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Details will also be sent to members and supporters via the e-newsletter, A  Stab in the Dark, on Sunday 26 April. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk

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Leisl Leighton: Blazing Fear: The pathology of fire-setting

Leisl Leighton together with Kimberley Starr and Chloe Hooper will talking with Maggie Baron for Sisters in Crime’s Burning Issues event scheduled for Friday 24 April. The live event is cancelled but the ‘in conversation’ is being recorded and will be available for viewing worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 26 April. Here Leisl talks about what

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When should crime writers talk about climate change? Kimberley Starr

Setting is vital to crime stories. As a child, I read Agatha Christie’s murders on the Nile and the Orient Express and in Mesopotamia, joining millions of readers who first experienced the world in crime novels. They didn’t just whet my appetite for travel, they also showed what life was like for Agatha Christie’s privileged

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Events in the time of coronavirus

Sisters in Crime hopes its members and supporters (and everyone else) are all staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. Our live events have been suspended for now but at least some will be going online – which means that anyone, anywhere in the world and at any time can enjoy hearing what authors,

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