M J Tjia

Mirandi Riwoe: award-winning writer, PhD and university tutor

Brisbane-based writer, Mirandi Riwoe talks about issues that novels or history might ignore or elide, such as racism and gender bias, 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.)           Mirandi

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Sisters@GenreCon Brisbane

GenreCon 2019 is destined to be the best yet, featuring a smorgasbord of leading names in Australian and international genre fiction. It is a spectacular line up of panels, workshops and special events, where you can join over 200 writers, editors, agents and publishers for three days of celebrating genre. It features a number of

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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 joys of writing a courtesan sleuth: Q&A with M.J. Tjia

Brisbane author M.J. Tjia talks to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her books She Be Damned (Pantera, 2017) and A Necessary Murder (Pantera, 2018) Hello, M.J. Sisters in Crime Australia got to know you in 2017 when you won the History and Mystery category in our annual short story competition, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.

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A tsunami of crime – 127 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

  A record 127 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime and mystery books by Australian women. This figure tips last year’s record by 16. An astonishing 73 adult crime novels have been entered. Almost  half – 49 books in total – are debut offerings. This year

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Mysteries with history: The pleasures – and many perils – of setting  books in the past

Some of the most interesting crime writing these days has an historical bent. A large and appreciative crowd packed South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel to hear Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such deadly themes and characters for crime writing. (Interestingly, all three

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The past is never past: New mysteries with history

Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such fertile themes and characters for crime writing. Award-winning Melbourne author Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Fragments, is her first foray into the mystery world. Set in 1930s’ New York

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