women crime writers

What’s in A Name?

Emma Viskic: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet  –  Shakespeare I once named a character Jack XXX. Not because he was a porn star with the right, ahem, equipment for the job, but because I couldn’t decide what to call him. To stop

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Congratulations to Liane Moriarty and Our Nicole

All power to Liane Moriarty, who won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt (Best Adult Novel) with her novel Big Little Lies in 2015, and saw the TV series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, walk away with five Emmys on 17 September, including an Emmy for Our Nicole. Nicole won outstanding actress award

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Congratulations to Angela Savage the new director of Writers Victoria

Long-time Sisters in Crime member, Angela Savage, was announced today as the new director of Writers Victoria. The chair, Nicolas Brasch, said:  “Angela is a highly respected figure within the Victorian writing community, being a published author of note, and someone who has run many workshops for us. Most importantly, she has had extensive experience running similar-sized organisations

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See what she has done: Q&A with Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt, spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, about her crime novel, See What I Have Done (Hachette). Hello Sarah. Thanks for taking time away from writing your second novel to answer our questions about your debut book. In the old skipping rhyme, Lizzie Borden takes an axe, gives her mother 40

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Writers under the Influence: Cath Ferla & Tania Chandler

Buck Mulligan’s Bar & Bookshop: Great double bill with the darkly brilliant Cath Ferla and Tania Chandler. Wednesday 6th September – 7:30pm sharp Cath is cross-platform writer with a background in journalism, educational publishing, television screenwriting and script editing. Her debut crime novel, Ghost Girls has been shortlisted for the 2017 Davitt Awards in the categories of best debut and best

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BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival – Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 September 2017

Justice & Police Museum The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime. Sydney was founded by criminals and those who guarded them. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian

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Sea Change or Tree Change?– Negotiating the Scene of the crime

The role that place occupies in the crime novel was centrepiece of the debate held by Sisters in Crime in Melbourne on 27 July. Sisters in Crime convenor and author, Janice Simpson put three crime authors through their paces – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston. Dorothy Johnston has set her new crime series

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How to Write a Crime Novel

Carolyn Morwood: Dig Two Graves (Hybrid Publishers) is my sixth published novel and in learning how to write a novel, I’ve tried various approaches, from strict planning to improvising and everywhere in-between. While both ends of the planning-improvising spectrum have their strengths, neither are foolproof. With planning, I was too boxed in. With improvising, I

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Social Justice Warrior: Q&A with Kelly Brooke Nicholls

Kelly Brooke Nicholls talks to Sisters in Crime’s Robyn Walton about her debut novel, A Reluctant Warrior (The Author People). Hello Kelly. Congratulations not only on the publication of your novel but on your career as a human rights defender in Colombia and other countries and later in Washington DC. Most of haven’t visited Colombia

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Jane Harper’s The Dry double winner at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books

The Dry (Pan Macmillan) by Melbourne author Jane Harper took out two awards at Sisters in Crime’s 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by women on Saturday night (26 August) at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. Her debut novel won Davitts for Best Adult Novel and Readers’ Choice, as judged by the 600 members of Sisters

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