women’s writing

26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present the awards in collaboration with crime author and performer Jane Clifton after an in-conversation about her – if not their – life in crime. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060 in prize money. The first-prize winner

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What happens when shame and secrets meet?

Find out when acclaimed Perth crime writer Sara Foster talks to Dr Robyn Walton about her latest mystery,  You Don’t Know Me, out November with Simon & Schuster. Sara’s stunning new thriller revolves about the burden of shame and the disastrous consequences of hiding secrets. Sara Foster was born and raised in England, and moved

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Open invitation: S J Morgan’s, Hide (Adelaide)

Please come and help us celebrate the release of Adelaide Sister in Crime S J Morgan’s brand new crime/thriller, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  It’s 1983 in Thatcher’s Britain. Alec Johnston has left his comfortable family home in Cardiff and taken a flat with bikers Minto, Stobes and Black. There he meets Sindy, Minto’s strange and vulnerable

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Sisters in Crime@Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

BacchChat: What true crime tells us about the world Join Sisters in Crime Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis in conversation with national convenor, Tara Mitchell, about how true crime is about true stories of real people, real grief, real loss, and real horror, not an opportunity to revel in sensationalism or gory murders. True crime

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Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival – 31 October- 5 November

Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival, 31 October- 5 November, is a new Tasmanian literary festival inspired by Agatha Christie. The inaugural theme is Murder She Wrote. The festival takes place in the beautiful Huon Valley, just outside of Hobart. It’s a four-day book spree of deadly Masterclasses, grave Workshops and incisive literary discussions. It

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Open invitation: Tara Moss to launch the Monash University Crime Fiction Project

Everyone is welcome at the launch of  the Monash University Crime Fiction Project by  bestselling author, Tara Moss. Tara will be in conversation with Dr Barbara Pezzotti reading from and discussing her latest novel Dead Man Switch (in bookshops on 21 October) which features World War II Sydney PI Billie Walker. Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and

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History Repeats: 2019 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference

A major event celebrating writers and readers of historical fiction will be take place on 25-27 October 2019 at the historic Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The weekend of interviews, panels, discussions and historical weapons re-enactments will be a celebration of all forms of the genre. Historical crime writers, Janet Lee, Catherine Jinks, Pip

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Sisters in Crime@Port Phillip Seniors’ Festival

The nuts and bolts of a death: An ‘in conversation’ about A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia s first all-girl garage (Hachette Australia). Monday 14 October, 10.30 am to 12 noon: Middle Park Community Room, 254-256 Richardson Street, Middle Park (upstairs) Author Loretta Smith will talk to Sisters in

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Close-knit communities are hotbeds for (fictional) crimes!

Friday 27 September was a public holiday for the ALF Grand Final in Victoria but discriminating women (and men) found themselves at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel listening to Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions,

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Geraldine Hakewill (Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries) to present the 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries and Wanted, will present its 26th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short stories – 6 for 6.30pm Saturday 23 November at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel. This year, 185 short stories written by Australian women compete for $10,060

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