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 and implementing complex programs within the not-for-profit sector.”
Angela won 3rd prize in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1998 with a story about a expat P I in Thailand, Jane Keeney. She developed her character in a full-length crime novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, which won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and was shortlisted for the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book. The sequel The Half-Child was shortlisted for the 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. She won the Scarlet Stiletto first prize and trophy in 2011 for her short story “The Teardrop Tattoos”.
Angela will start at Writers Victoria on Monday 25 September. Sisters in Crime extends its warmest congratulations.