women authors

POSTPONED TIL AUGUST: Natalie Conyer talks to the Jessie Street National Women’s Library, Sydney

When South Africa moved from Apartheid to majority rule, locally produced crime fiction became extremely popular. Why was this? What does crime fiction have to say about the new South Africa, and how does it deal with real-life crime there? Sydney Sister in Crime Natalie Conyer will talk about why she chose to write about

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“Flawed Heroes” goes online

Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion event, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live show for 8pm Friday 3 April at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel, will now be Zoomed to the world. Authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer will talk to Jacqui Horwood about the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they grapple with an equally flawed world. We’ll

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Karina Kilmore in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

When both Jane Harper and Christian White call a book compelling, that’s a good reason to pick it up. In Where the truth lies, investigative journalist with a troubled past, Chrissie O’Brien, becomes obsessed with finding out the truth about the apparently accidental death of a female dockworker she thinks was murder. This puts her

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Wendy Lewis in conversation@Better Read Than Dead (Newtown, Sydney)

Who is Richard Hauptmann? Why should he forgive us? And can a true crime writer write short stories? Find out at this free event for book lovers looking for something a little out-of-left-field. Wendy Lewis discusses her new short story collection Please Forgive Us, Richard Hauptmann with Ashley Kalagian Blunt! Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at

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Congratulations to Ursula Dubosarsky, Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21

Sisters in Crime salutes author Ursula Dubosarsky who has been chosen as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula replaces Morris Gleitzman. Ursula was highly commended in Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards in 2012 for The Golden Day, a poetic novel set in the late 1960s in a girls’ school. The judges reported that the

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The murky world of crime: Q&A with Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President about her true crime book, Dead Man Walking (Vintage, 2019).  Kate, thank you for your outstanding, Walkley Award winning investigative journalism. And congratulations on your AM, awarded on Australia Day 2020. Your latest book, Dead Man Walking, is about career criminals. We learn how one of

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The past is never dead: mysteries that challenge history

Sulari Gentill, Kirsten Alexander and Kirsty Manning dissect their most recent historical mysteries with Dr Kelly Gardiner and detail what light these books shed on concerns of the present and of earlier eras. Sulari Gentill is the award-winning author of 14 books including the Rowland Sinclair series set in the 1930s. Crossing the Lines won

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Judith Rodriguez Scholarship – applications open 7 February

The Judith Rodriguez Scholarship worth $8000 is being offered by Graduate Women Victoria this year.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student of poetry, literature or visual arts undertaking a PhD or doctoral degree course at a Victorian University. Judith, a leading poet, was a fixture at Sisters in Crime Melbourne events over the

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Open invitation: Launch of Riptides by Kirsten Alexander@Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick (Melbourne)

Everyone is invited to come to the launch of Kirsten Alexander’s latest historical thriller, Riptides (Bantam Australia, February 2020), set in suburban Brisbane in the 1970s. Thursday 6 February, 6pm for 6.30pm start: Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick 434 Glen Huntly Rd., Elsternwick. Writer Toni Jordan, who also grew up in Brisbane, will do the honours. Kirsten has worked

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Sisters on Crime screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Sunday March 1 @ 4:00 for 4.30pm – 6:45 pm Join Sisters in Crime for a special screening of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the stand-alone action-adventure feature film that picks up the story from the end of the third television series of the acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

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