Sisters in Crime

Emma Viskic: multi-award-winning author and clarinetist

Emma Viskic, a serial offender in the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, spoke to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) Emma was joint winner (with Dervla McTiernan) of the 2020 Davitt Award (Readers’ Choice) for Darkness for

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CONGRATULATIONS! Sisters in Crime member, Dinuka McKenzie, wins Banjo Prize

HarperCollins Publishers Australia has announced that the winner of its 2020 Banjo Prize –  a publishing contract, with an advance of $15,000 – is Dinuka McKenzie for her unpublished manuscript Flood Debris. Dinuka is a Sisters in Crime member from Heathcote (NSW). Here’s what HarperCollins had to say: Flood Debris is the first novel in

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Val McDermid to present 20th Davitt Awards

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication   Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Val McDermid, Tartan Noir Queen and long-time Sisters friend, will present its 20th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women and published in 2019. In a special online ceremony, Val will announce

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A new chapter in Sisters in Crime: Kristin Murdock reports on the SA Launch

The long-awaited launch of Sisters in Crime South Australian Chapter  on Saturday 19 September was murderously good. Held at the Caledonian Hotel in North Adelaide, thoughts of COVID-19 delays were a distant memory as dozens of keen crime writers gathered to celebrate the first meeting of the SA chapter. Dr Samantha Battams (left), the SA

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20th Davitt Awards – what The Sunday Age said

There’s a plague about and it’s making crime pay by Jason Steger, Books Editor, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. In 1852 an outbreak of typhus on the Ticonderoga as it sailed from Britain to Melbourne killed 100 people and led to the establishment of the Point Nepean quarantine station at the head of the

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Kerry Greenwood: award-winning author, barrister, baker

Sisters in Crime is totally delighted that Kerry Greenwood is the guest of honour for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. Kerry was a founding member of Sisters in Crime and took part in the debate which launched our organisation in 1991. Kerry has won four Davitt Awards and she is

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SOLD OUT: Sisters in Crime South Australia: Chapter launch & event at FEAST

Join with the South Australian members of Sisters in Crime for the launch of its new chapter and hear about Being a Criminal Barrister with Claire O’Connor & Investigating Crime Scenes with Detective Mike Newbury. The event will be hosted by Sisters in Crime South Australia, facilitated by SA Convenor, Dr Samantha Battams. 6.30pm Saturday

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Geelong Regional Libraries author event with Belinda Alexandra

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for one of its free, popular online author events. Belinda Alexandra will be discussing  her latest novel, The Mystery Woman, with Geelong author Sue Lawson. In a small town, everyone is watching … this is a story of secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia. Against the backdrop of

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Heather Rose: award-winning writer, public speaker & writing mentor

Sisters in Crime Australia is delighted that Tasmanian award-winning writer Heather Rose, was available to speak to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       Heather is also a public speaker, writing mentor and a teacher of creativity and

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Vale Goldie Alexander

St Kilda author, Goldie Alexander, died of cancer this week at the age of 84. Goldie’s first four books were YA novels for Dolly, published under the pseudonym of Gerri Lapin. After that, she wrote more than 90 books, plus many short stories and articles – and garnered an impressive number of awards. Goldie, who

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