non-fiction crime

Live event cancelled – Sisters in Crime at Law Week: The ABC of DNA

The live event is cancelled but Sisters in Crime is exploring online options featuring the authors. Stay posted. Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 14th Law Week event. Forensic specialists Rebecca Kogios and Dadna Hartman together with true crime author

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POSTPONED: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Launch, plus dinner & speakers

Join  with the South Australian members of Sisters in Crime for the launch of its new chapter and hear from Claire O’Connor (pictured) re being a criminal barrister & Detective Mike Newbury re investigating crime scenes The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, SA Convenor Samantha Battams. RSVP here is required

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Gathering Dark with Candice Fox

Enjoy a night of crime on Tuesday 31 March with BAD Sydney at the launch of Candice Fox’s new thriller Gathering Dark. We begin the night with our Great Trivia Slam (special book prizes for the winners). Then Candice Fox, one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers, will be speaking for the first time about

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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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The murky world of crime: Q&A with Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President about her true crime book, Dead Man Walking (Vintage, 2019).  Kate, thank you for your outstanding, Walkley Award winning investigative journalism. And congratulations on your AM, awarded on Australia Day 2020. Your latest book, Dead Man Walking, is about career criminals. We learn how one of

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Call for papers: Captivating Criminality 7: Crime Fiction: Memory, History and Revaluation  2020

7th Annual Conference of the International Crime Fiction Association, in association with Bath Spa University – Captivating Criminality 7: Crime Fiction: Memory, History and Revaluation Newton Park campus, Bath Spa University, Bath UK –  2-4 July 2020 Call for Papers The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its seventh conference, which will be held in

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Sins of the past: Q&A with Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Sydney author Ashley Kalagian Blunt, about her book My Name is Revenge (Spineless Wonders). Welcome to our Q&A, Ashley, and belated congratulations: your novella My Name is Revenge) was one of two runners-up in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019

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True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis

What better way to an arvo: True Crime Sunday Vikki Petraitis talking about her life of true crime writing True Crime writer Vikki Petraitis will take you down the mean streets in an afternoon presentation of real Australian crime. The best-selling author of 14 books will talk about two of them: The Frankston Murders and

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Announcing the results of the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2019 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing in three main categories: Fiction, sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education at

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