Join the Australian Crime Writers Association for a criminally good evening of storytelling, prizes and laughter at the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Hosted by Jane Clifton, the Ned Kelly Awards celebrates Australia’s finest crime writing with awards for the best Crime Fiction, First Crime Fiction, True Crime and the S.D Harvey Short Story Award. The night will also feature some of our finest writers and colourful local identities telling stories about their life in crime. Doors and bar open 4.30pm for pre-event drinks. Some seating and plenty of standing room available. (Tickets not required).

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This year’s storytellers are:

Christine Nixon, Former Vic Police Commissioner

John Silvester, Crime Author and Age Police Senior Journalist

Maggie Baron, Former Forensic Scientist

Tony Birch, Indigenous Author, Poet and Activist

Geoffrey Steward, Criminal Barrister

 4.30 for 5.00pm, Sunday 26 August – The Toff in Town, Level 2,  Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne