Join us at the 21st Davitt Awards

Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communications

Frock (or suit) up and join us for an à la carte dinner as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2020.

This year, our guest is Debra Oswald, award-winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist, who will discuss her life in crime with Tara Mitchell, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime, before presenting the awards.

An amazing 127 books are competing for the six categories: Best Adult Crime Novel, Best Children’s Crime Novel, Best Young Adult Crime Novel, Best True Crime Book, Best Debut Book (any category) and Readers’ Choice, as judged by members of Sisters in Crime. You can find the longlist on our website here.


Saturday 28 August at 6.30pm for 7.30pm.


Rising Sun Hotel (upstairs – no lift)
cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne
Melways map 57 H2
Free on-street parking
Trams 1, 12 or 55 or St Kilda Road trams


Bookings essential by midnight Tuesday 24 August. If COVID restrictions require cancellation, a full refund will be given.

$30 / $25 Sisters in Crime members / $15 Youth
Meals paid for separately. À la carte menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes
Drinks at bar prices

Book individually or in groups of any size
Men or ‘Brothers-in-Law’ welcome