women authors

Noir at the Bar

All are invited to  the 2nd Noir at the Bar Melbourne, Grub Street Bookshop,  379 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Five cool Noir fiction readings from Des Murray, Jessica Currie,  Annie Hauxwell, Iain Ryan and Laura Elizabeth Woollett. Cheap drinks and books for sale. See you there.

Heels dig in: Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition turns 24

Bonnier Publishing Australia, home to Five Mile and Echo imprints, is now the proud sponsor of the $1500 first prize in the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Publishing director Kay Scarlett said it was not just the similarity in names that had spurred her and Bonnier Publishing Australia

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Beers, burgers, books & blues@Merimbula

Launch of the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found, plus much much more.   Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Found picks up the story of teenage runaway Annabelle Brown, who we first meet in Pouliot’s international #1 bestseller Write About Me. In 1988, Annabelle vanishes in the rugged

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Hitting the target: Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards

Swinburne University of Technology’s Media and Communication Department is to sponsor Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Dr Carolyn Beasley, the acting department chair, declares it is a neat fit. “The Davitt Awards have become an institution on the crime writing scene and are an essential recognition of

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Book Launch – Found by Melissa Pouliot

“THE CASE IS COLD. ALL HOPE IS LOST. SUDDENLY, THE FUTURE COLLIDES WITH THE PAST.” Join us as the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre launches the latest novel by bestselling Australian crime writer Melissa Pouliot, Found. Inspired by the real life disappearance of the author’s cousin Ursula Barwick 30 years ago, Foundpicks up the story of teenage runaway

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Immersion into the murky waters of crime: Q&A with Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey talked to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her debut novel The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2017)  Hello Sarah and congratulations on the very positive reviews you’ve been receiving. Your debut novel is being likened to Jane Harper’s successful first novel, The Dry. How are you feeling?

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Book Bites with Lesley Truffle@Croydon Library

London-born Australian Lesley Truffle has traveled extensively and worked in London and Japan. At present she’s living in a garret in Melbourne. She’s worked as a secondary teacher, photographer, hotel maid, fringe actor and in art galleries, bars, nightclubs and other jobs too ghastly to mention. While exhibiting her art photography in Melbourne galleries Lesley

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Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards shortlist announced

  Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlist for its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler, said that judges faced the monumental task of reading nearly 100 books, many of them books by first time authors. ‘Overall, the judges have been impressed with the quality

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Serial killers in the West and crime queens in the East: Q&A with Leigh Straw

Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to WA author Leigh Straw about two of her recent books: Limestone (Kennedy and Boyd, Edinburgh, 2015) and The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth, Sydney, 2016) Hello Leigh. Shall we start by talking about your debut crime fiction novel, Limestone?

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Author Talk – True Crime: Inside stories with Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis

Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis have investigated some of the highest criminal profile cases from recent times (serial killer Paul Denyer, Jaidyn Leskie, Jennifer Tanner, Paul Dale and many more). In this talk, Robin and Vikki will discuss some of their most famous true-crime stories. Robin Bowles is known as Australia’s True Crime Queen’, and

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