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Readings Zoom event: Robin Gregory in conversation with Philomena Horsley

Readings is delighted to be hosting a conversation between crime author, Robin Gregory, and award-winning short story writer Philomena Horsley, about Robin’s debut novel, Traffic. Sandi Kent, Melbourne Private Investigator, has her hopes for an easy December dashed when two complicated cases crash into her lap, one from her volatile ex-girlfriend. As Sandi juggles the

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U3APP Talk: Carmel Shute – A Life in Crime

For thirty years this September, Sisters in Crime Australia has been celebrating women’s crime writing, running exciting events, nurturing authors and having fun. Co-founder Carmel Shute told tall tales and true under a grilling from a fellow convenor, Tara Mitchell, via Zoom on 20 March, to U3A Port Phillip. Catch up on our YouTube channel.

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Crime writers head to France!

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, has also proved a popular setting for crime authors: the art world in Pip Drysdale’s The Paris Affair, a grand country estate in Anna Downes’s The Safe Place and the Alps in Allie Reynolds’s Shiver. Each lends a certain je ne sais quoi to the

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Call for Entries: The $10,000 Text Prize!

The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual $10,000 prize awarded to an outstanding unpublished manuscript. Since its inception in 2008, the Text Prize has become one of the most renowned prizes for young adult and children’s writing in Australia and New Zealand. This year, Text is also introducing the Steph

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BAD – Debra Oswald in Conversation

Hear Debra Oswald talk about her psychological thriller The Family Doctor with Suzanne Leal. Book your ZOOM ticket now to watch the event online. Attendees will receive the ZOOM link by email the night before the event. If you’d like to buy a copy of The Family Doctor, Debra’s other books, or Suzanne Leal’s latest novel The

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The Banjo Prize 2021 – entries open

HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that entries  open for the 2021 Banjo Prize on Wednesday 31 March. HarperCollins launched The Banjo Prize in 2018 in a quest to find Australia’s next great storyteller. The inaugural winner was Tim Slee, whose delightful debut novel Taking Tom Murray Home was published by HarperCollins in July 2019. 

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Surviving the odds: Q&A with Elizabeth Flann

How does a woman alone on a remote island and running out of food escape the men hunting her? Elizabeth Flann’s debut novel, Beware of Dogs (HarperCollins), explores what happens with Robyn Walton.   A warm welcome to your first novel, Elizabeth. Your bio tells us you have a background in publishing, literature, and film?

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The Creative Leap – Sarah Thornton

Looking back, the leap seems inconceivable. But when the notion first arrived I could not ignore it. I’d taken up law as a second career in my thirties. It was challenging, stimulating, sometimes thrilling, ultimately lucrative and I thrived on it. But twenty years on it had lost its lustre. I wasn’t even sure what I

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Deadly secrets revealed – Toxic families event now online

Families can be havens of love and affection, but they can also be crucibles of crime where abuse and resentment create an explosive mix. At the family core there are usually secrets – deep, dark secrets – as three new novels demonstrate: Nicola Moriarty’s You Need to Know, Erina Reddan’s The Serpent’s Skin and Lyn Yeowart’s The Silent Listener. Click HERE to

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Readings event launch: Suzanne Frankham’s Shadow Over Edmund Street

Readings  is delighted to announce that Lucy Sussex will be in conversation with Suzanne Frankham to celebrate the launch of Suzanne’s debut novel, Shadow Over Edmund Street (Journey to Words Publishing). Set in Auckland, Shadow Over Edmund Street is a thriller mystery that will keep you on your toes. Edwina’s death is brutal, with a silent

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