women authors

Witness for the Prosecution: Supporting survivors of sexual assault

Sisters in Crime Australia is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 15th Law Week event. An expert panel – Louise Milligan, Jane Patrick, Michele Williams QC and Rachel Spencer – will discuss the experience of survivors of sexual assault and their journey through the Australian

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Vive la France!

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, is also 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 intrigue.

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Sisters in Crime NSW: Chasing Killers: Candice Fox in conversation with Sue Turnbull

Sisters in Crime NSW is back with two of its brightest stars. Join the impossibly entertaining Candice Fox and the impossibly well-informed Sue Turnbull in person at Gleebooks, as they re-launch Sisters in Crime NSW and talk about Candice’s new book, The Chase (Penguin). Like her 2020 novel, Gathering Dark, The Chase is set in

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2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction now open

Now in its ninth year, the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is accepting entries of creative, insightful fiction up to 2000 words that engage with the theme HOMECOMING. The competition is open to all women and non-binary writers and will be judged by Adalya Nash Hussein, Vivian Pham, and Nicola Redhouse. The winner of

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Vive la France!

France, renowned for delectable food and wine, art and romance, is also 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 intrigue.

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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The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is an annual $10,000 prize awarded to an outstanding unpublished manuscript.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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Toxic families

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

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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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