women’s writing

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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Natalie Conyer in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé@Mosman Library (Sydney)

Sydney Sister in Crime, Natalie Conyer, will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menagé, the secretary of the new NSW Chapter, about her debut thriller,  Present Tense (Clan Destine Press): 10.30 am-11.30 am, Friday 8 May –  Mosman Library, Barry O’Keefe Library, Library Walk, 604 Military Road, Mosman Present Tense is a riveting hard-boiled police

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A new $30,000 literary prize for historical fiction

With prize money of $30,000, the new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize purse for any genre-based prize in Australasia. The ARA Historical Novel Prize has been made possible by the generosity of its

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Live event cancelled: Burning issues: crime writers blaze a new trail

The live event is cancelled but Sisters in Crime is exploring online options featuring the authors. Stay posted. Australia’s recent unprecedented bushfire season and the deaths of Hannah Clarke and her children earlier this month bookend the power of fire and the damage it can cause. Writers Chloe Hooper, Kimberley Starr and Leisl Leighton talk

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POSTPONED: Dazzling, Deadly – The Allure of South African Crime Fiction@Gleebooks (Sydney)

L. A. Larkin and Natalie Conyer in conversation with Malla Nunn Deadly, dangerous, dazzling? What drew Larkin, Conyer and Nunn to set crime-thrillers in Africa? These Sydney Sisters in Crime will discuss their story locations, their characters and their inspiration. Sponsored by the newly-established Sisters in Crime Sydney, which supports and nurtures female Australian crime

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“Flawed Heroes” goes online

Sisters in Crime’s panel discussion event, Flawed Heroes, originally scheduled as a live show for 8pm Friday 3 April at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel, will now be Zoomed to the world. Authors Emma Viskic, Karina Kilmore and Natalie Conyer will talk to Jacqui Horwood about the flawed heroes of their crime novels as they

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Gathering Dark with Candice Fox

Enjoy a night of crime on Tuesday 31 March with BAD Sydney at the launch of Candice Fox’s new thriller Gathering Dark. We begin the night with our Great Trivia Slam (special book prizes for the winners). Then Candice Fox, one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers, will be speaking for the first time about

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Books in the time of coronavirus

There aren’t many upsides to living in the time of coronavirus but catching up on good crime books (by women, of course) is one of them. Sisters in Crime asked its author members what they could recommend. And don’t forget, if you don’t want to buy any of these books from your local bookstore (whilst

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65 women’s crime books on offer for new & re-joining members

Like many arts and literary organisations, Sisters in Crime faces a future of no income from our usual sources due to the coronavirus pandemic. Where possible, we will be hosting events online. One way that you can help us survive in these uncertain times, is to join or re-join. The first 65 to do so

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Events in the time of coronavirus

Sisters in Crime hopes its members and supporters (and everyone else) are all staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. Our live events have been suspended for now but at least some will be going online – which means that anyone, anywhere in the world and at any time can enjoy hearing what authors,

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