Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Turning Pages: Best foot forward – in scarlet stilettos

Jane Sullivan, The Age literary columnist,  attended the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on 24 November and featured the awards in her Turning Pages column in Fairfax Media on 8 December. There’s  something kick-arse about red shoes. No wonder Julie Bishop donated her Cabinet resignation footwear to the Museum of Australian Democracy. And then there’s

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“These shoes were made for writing”: Cate Kennedy wows the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony

Cate Kennedy, who won the first two Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1994 and 1995, gave an hilarious and subversive keynote address entitled  “These heels are made for walkin’”, to the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards ceremony on Saturday night (24 November) at  Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Cate  came up with an alterative to the award – the Scarlet Scuff

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Presented by Kate Atkinson, star of Wentworth and Cate Kennedy, short story guru, in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton This year, 201 short stories written by Australian women compete for $9760 in prize money. The first-prize winner will also take home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. Kate Atkinson has a long criminal

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards:  A Milestone in Women’s Crime Writing

Sisters in Crime Australia will celebrate its 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories with a gala ceremony at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 24 November, 6 for 6.30pm. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money with the first-prize winner also taking home a spectacular scarlet stiletto trophy. The awards will be presented

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Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards close 31 August 2018

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. For the first time, Swinburne University of Technology is sponsoring the first prize. There are two brand-new awards on offer this year: Writers Victoria Crime and Punishment Award ($660) for the story with the most satisfying retribution (the winner

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25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launched – with a body or two in the library

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards were launched by Dr Angela Savage at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library on 27 April. Almost $10,000 is on offer in prize money. The event included dramatic readings of three winning ‘body in the library’ stories – ‘Jane’ by Narrelle M Harris (read by Jane Clifton), ‘Caught on Camera’

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Bookings open til 4pm Friday: ‘Body in the Library’ readings to launch the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer more than $10,000 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of

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How NOT to do an awards night: Maryanne Ross reflects on the Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Firstly, decide you have to prepare for crushing disappointment, so spend the two weeks over-analysing everyone’s tone of voice and body language and conclude that it is unlikely you won anything. Then spend the next week stopping yourself from ringing or emailing the co-convenor and begging her for a clue. Make yourself thoroughly miserable in

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Have a criminal 2018

Wondering what to read in 2018? The answer is easy: Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut, the collection of winning stories from this  year’s short story competition, edited by Phyllis King. It’s a superb collection of page-turning crime and mystery stories in which fabulous female protagonists solve – and sometimes perpetrate – all kinds of crimes. It is a thrilling

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24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards – presented by Sigrid Thornton, icon of Australian screen and stage

Reminder: Bookings close Wednesday 15 November.  Click to book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-scarlet-stiletto-cocktail-party-awards-tickets-39036000729 Join us for champagne and canapés as we celebrate Australia’s crime-writing talent at Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards. This year, 186 entries vied for glory, but only 26 stories were shortlisted for the 13 awards (Scarlet-Stiletto-entry-form-2017). Catch up with your favourite authors including Anne Buist, Hazel

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