women’s crime writing

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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UK author Adele Parks in-conversation with L.A. Larkin@Sutherland Library, Sydney

This is your chance to hear UK writer Adele Parks on a brief trip to Australia talk about her latest book Lies, Lies, Lies, the portrait of a disintegrating marriage with dark secrets at its heart. Adele Parks is a bestselling women’s fiction author from the UK. She has sold over 3.5 million copies of

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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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Kerry Greenwood gets a gong!

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce that founding member Kerry Greenwood was awarded the Order of Australia medal today, 26 January, for her service to literature. And what a service that has been! Kerry’s greatest gift to the cultural life of Australia – and the world – has undoubtedly been the 20 novels in

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Natalie Conyer – How to become a writer

Two things happened to me in 2019. My first novel, Present Tense, was published, and I turned 70.[1] So, when Sisters in Crime suggested I blog about becoming a late-onset writer, I thought I should share lessons learned along the way. Based on limited experience (one book does not an expert make), here are ten

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Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2020

The Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2020 – once again made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation. Twenty writers will be offered fellowships throughout the year. For the fourth year, an additional Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship will be offered to an emerging female or non-binary playwright supported by the generosity of

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Travel stipends competition for the American University of Paris Summer School

The American University of Paris has alerted Sisters in Crime to two of its 2020 Summer Schools. The first is its Creative Writing Institute, which offers participants the opportunity to write and share poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in a workshop-style format working with our accomplished faculty members, Siân Dafydd, Biswamit Dwibedy, and Amanda Dennis.

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You can run but can you hide? Q&A with S. J. Morgan

Adelaide author S. J. Morgan spoke to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her debut crime novel, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  Hello, S. J., and congratulations on the publication of your first novel for adult readers. Hi Robyn – and thanks for inviting me to answer some questions about Hide for the Sisters in Crime

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Forensic examination of a country town?* Q&A with Carmel Bird

Robyn Walton, the Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Carmel Bird , about her latest novel, Field of Poppies (Transit Lounge, 2019). Carmel was the 2016 winner of the Patrick White Literary Award and is the author of an unconventional crime story merging fictionalised and real-life anxieties. First, Carmel, I’m going to ask

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