women authors

A tsunami of crime – 127 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 19th Davitt Awards

  A record 127 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for best crime and mystery books by Australian women. This figure tips last year’s record by 16. An astonishing 73 adult crime novels have been entered. Almost  half – 49 books in total – are debut offerings. This year

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Inspiration in real events: Q&A with Kirsten Alexander

Melbourne author Kirsten Alexander spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about her debut novel Half Moon Lake (Bantam, 2019), set in America’s Deep South, pre-World War I. Hello Kirsten. First up, how are you finding the experience of being a published author? Humbling. I wasn’t sure if this book would ever be published.

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Open Invitation: Melbourne launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the event launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Adelaide Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Dr Lucy Sussex, long-time  Sisters in Crime member,  author, and literary historian.  Lucy’s historical works include Women Writers

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Law Week: Women are still being targeted online “at their weakest point”

Over 120 crime fans turned up for Sisters in Crime’s 13th Annual Law Week event on Friday 17 May, Stalking, Trolling and Cyber-Bullying, organised in partnership for the fourth year running with  the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University.  Special thanks to Professor Kathy Laster and her wonderful team for helping make this all happen. Thanks also

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CANCELLED Brisbane Chapter Meeting – Writing a Good Synopsis!

Writing a Good Synopsis RSVP is essential please as we may not have the numbers due to election day. sistersincrimeqld@gmail.com Date: Saturday 18 May 2019 Time: 10.30am to 1pm Location: The Community Meeting Room, Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane City. The meeting room is on the ground floor. As you enter, walk towards

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Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime

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Stalking, Trolling & Cyberbullying under the microscope at Sisters in Crime’s 13th Law Week event

Trolling, now a Federal election issue, will be also under the microscope at Sisters in Crime’s 13th Law Week event the night before (Friday May 17, 6.30pm) at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University. Authors Ginger Gorman, Emma A. Jane, and Rachel Cassidy will be talking to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the

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Open invitation to the launch of Carmel Reilly’s novel, Life Before

Everyone is  invited to celebrate the publication of Life Before, the debut adult crime novel of Sisters in Crime member, Carmel Reilly. Author (and Sisters in  Crime member). Ann Turner, will launch the book: Thursday 9 May, 6.30pm  – Readings Hawthorn,  701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn. Life Before is a family drama with a touch of crime

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Mysteries with history: The pleasures – and many perils – of setting  books in the past

Some of the most interesting crime writing these days has an historical bent. A large and appreciative crowd packed South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel to hear Toni Jordan, M J Tjia and Kirsten Alexander talk to Alison Goodman about why digging into the past provides such deadly themes and characters for crime writing. (Interestingly, all three

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The Davitt Awards: Making space for Australia’s women crime writers: Jess Byrne

Sisters in Crime member, Jess Byrne, is currently doing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. It includes a 20,000 word exegesis which she has chosen to write on Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards.  (Jess is is pictured here with 2017 Davitt Award winner, Jane Harper.) Here is the paper she presented

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