women’s crime writing

False memories and domestic noir: Q&A with Megan Goldin

Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, talks to Megan Goldin about her debut novel, The Girl in Kellers Way (Penguin Viking). Hello and thanks for giving us your time. Thank you so much Robyn. I love your questions. First, will you tell us about this Kellers Way? What does it look like

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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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Sandi Wallace book chat at Bayswater Library

Sandi Wallace would love to see you at Bayswater Library on Friday 15 September at 2.00pm to chat about her latest release, Dead Again, writing and books. And don’t be shy – the audience is encouraged to get involved with questions! The second instalment in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series, Dead Again, was

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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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Historical Novels Society of Australasia – 2017 Melbourne Conference

This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include  Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood,  Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill,  plus  ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth,  Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable,  Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night

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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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