This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood, Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill, plus ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth, Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable, Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night
Justice & Police Museum The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime. Sydney was founded by criminals and those who guarded them. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian
Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to WA author Leigh Straw about two of her recent books: Limestone (Kennedy and Boyd, Edinburgh, 2015) and The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth, Sydney, 2016) Hello Leigh. Shall we start by talking about your debut crime fiction novel, Limestone?
From deep inside legendary bushranger territory… The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing. All genres of crime writing are eligible, from hard-boiled to comic, paranormal to rural, noir to cosy. Entries welcome from anywhere in Australia and in 2017 we are accepting digital files! The
A record 99 books of murderous intent are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards. Sixty-three are adult crime novels. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said women’s crime writing had exploded over the past 17 years. “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing,
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