women crime writers

Davitt Awards shortlist for best crime & mystery books announced

Twenty-four books crime and mystery books by Australian women are battling it out for Sisters in Crime’s 20th Davitt Awards – seven adult novels, three Young Adult (YA) novels, five children’s novels and nine non-fiction books. Nine books from all categories are competing for the debut award. Judges’ wrangler, Moraig Kisler, said that the judges

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Sarah Epstein: award-winning writer, illustrator, designer & crafter

Melbourne-based writer, Sarah Epstein, dives deep with Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays’ interview on the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)   Sarah spent her childhood drawing, daydreaming and cobbling together picture books at the kitchen table. By her teens

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Mirandi Riwoe: award-winning writer, PhD and university tutor

Brisbane-based writer, Mirandi Riwoe talks about issues that novels or history might ignore or elide, such as racism and gender bias, with Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview on the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)           Mirandi

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Kerry McGinnis: crime writer, shepherd, droving hand, gardener, and stock-camp and station cook

Saddle up with Bundaberg-based writer, Kerry McGinnis , as she talks to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays, about the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)   Kerry has been writing since she was nine but what happened since then has been

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In the dead of winter

What better way to chill out than to hunker down and hear chilling tales that take us from a snowstorm in the Australian Alps to the freezing Tasmanian wilderness? Authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie will discuss how their crime novels make their readers’ blood run cold. Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in

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In the Dead of Winter

Break out in a cold sweat with authors Krissy Kneen, Lee Christine and Sarah Barrie as they talk about their chilling tales with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President. (Click on the image below.)                               Wintering (Text Publishing), the fourth novel by

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From the short story to the book: Q&A with Fin J. Ross

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Fin J. Ross about her experience of writing for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards and her just published historical mystery novel, Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie (Clan Destine Press).  Fin, you’re the author of award-winning short stories, two non-fiction crime anthologies, a fantasy tale, and a historical novel,

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Loretta Smith: The Allure of Photographs

The photographer Diane Arbus once said, “A photograph is a secret about a secret”. I think that’s what has always drawn me to photographs of all kinds, in particular portraits of people and especially the old black and whites. I have languished in op shops, staring into the faces of relatives whose relatives have consigned

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Kathy Reichs: Crime writer, forensic anthropologist and TV producer

Bone up on the craft of crime writing with US author Kathy Reichs who spoke to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays, talking about the craft of crime writing. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)              Sisters in Crime Australia

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Writing NSW: Online: Crime Writing with Marianne Delacourt

Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is

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