Kerry Greenwood: award-winning author, barrister, baker

Sisters in Crime is totally delighted that Kerry Greenwood is the guest of honour for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.

Kerry was a founding member of Sisters in Crime and took part in the debate which launched our organisation in 1991. Kerry has won four Davitt Awards and she is the only one to have ever been presented with a Sisters in Crime Life-Time Achievement Award.

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And she has achieved so much – more than fifty novels, a book of short stories, six non-fiction works, and the editor of two collections of crime writing. Her Phryne Fisher series has become a hugely successful ABC TV series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which has sold around the world, and inspired the 2020 feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Its world-wide release was sadly cut short by the pandemic and, had it not been for the pandemic, the third exhibition of Phryne’s divine costumes would currently be showing at Ripponlea Mansions in Melbourne.

Kerry also have published seven books in the contemporary crime series featuring Corinna Chapman, the baker sleuth, and lots of delicious recipes.

Sisters in Crime and her legions of fans were thrilled that you were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to literature in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

Her 21st Phryne Fisher adventure, Death in Daylesford (Allen & Unwin)  is out in November.

Murders Mondays are available on Sisters in Crime YouTube channel at 6pm on Mondays. Previous guests include Lili Wilkinson, Petronella McGovern, Heather Rose, Malla Nunn, Sara Partetsky, Judith Rossell, Sulari Gentill, Sarah Epstein, Mirandi Riwoe, Kerry McGinnis, Kathy Reichs, Ellie Marney, Katherine Kovacic, Candice Fox, Anne Buist, Dervla McTiernan and Val McDermid.