true crime

Women crime writers clean up at the Ned Kelly awards

Breaking news from Jason Steger,  The Age Literary editor, re the Ned Kelly Awards presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association on Friday 6 September. Women writers have made a killing at the Ned Kelly crime-writing awards, taking out all three prizes for the first time. The Neds were presented on Friday as part of BAD: Sydney

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BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival just got a whole lot badder this year. It has events with Val McDermid, Candice Fox, Sue Turnbull,  Sulari Gentill, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee, Susan Hurley, Katherine Kovacic, Felicity McLean, Caroline Overington, Suzanne Leal, Jacyln Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty,  Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison,

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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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19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication     Frock up (or suit up) and join us for a special three-course dinner as we present the Sisters in Crime annual Davitt Awards. This year, our international guest is renowned New Zealand author Joanne Drayton, who will discuss her life in

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  (Click here to donate,) This year, a record 127 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented at a gala dinner on Saturday 31 August, 6.30 for

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“I Like My Subjects Dead”: Joanne Drayton

The biographer and the detective are not as far apart as you might imagine. This analogy has been made before, and there are much less generous ones. Famously, commentator, Janet Malcolm, likened the biographer to an ‘eavesdropper’, a ‘voyeur’, a ‘snoop’. Some times what I do feels uneasily close to these transgressive manifestations. Not literally,

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The power of the podcast – Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown was one of the crime writers who spoke at Hitlist on 3 July, the Wheeler Centre event about the current state of crime writing. Serial Davitt winner Emma Viskic compered the session which also included fellow Sister in Crime, Sulari Gentill, plus, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Garry Disher, and Mark Brandi. I want to

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Twenty-five crime books shortlisted for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced a shortlist of 25 books for its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women – nine adult novels, five Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels, and six non-fiction books. Twelve titles are also battling it out for the best debut book award. Jacqui Horwood, the

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The Life and Crimes of Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis, true crime writer and regular Dicks V Dames debater, will be interrogated about her 25 years of crime writing by Emily Webb, fellow true crime writer and co-presenter of the Australian True Crime Podcast. Vikki Petraitis took to writing true crime because, unlike crime fiction, it was so raw and it told the

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NZ author, Joanne Drayton, to present Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that award-winning New Zealand author, Joanne Drayton, will present its 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The Davitts will be awarded at a gala dinner at Saturday 31 August, 6.30 for 7.00pm, at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. The hotel, Sisters in Crime’s

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